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A 51-year-old member asked:

How do i stop a snoring husband?

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Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 38 years experience
4 main reasons: There are 4 predisposing factors for snoring: 1) being human 2) being male 3) overweight 4) nasal congestion apparently, there is nothing to be done about 1 and 2, so you need to concentrate on 3 and 4. You also need to consider the possibility that you are not dealing with simple snoring but snoring as a symptom of sleep apnea. Overall, snoring is not a laughing matter. I would take it seriously.
Dr. David Duhon
Dr. David Duhon commented
Sleep Medicine 35 years experience
Get him to a doctor who knows how to diagnose and treat sleep apnea. Snoring is merely annoying, but obstructive sleep apnea kills people.
Feb 10, 2012
Dr. Robert Knox
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Stop Snoring: The only way to relieve snoring is to relieve the blockage of the airways. The best single way to relieve snoring is to lose weight. Increasing weight worsens stuffy nose, enlarges the tongue, and increases the circumference of the neck. If your husband's snoring disrupts his sleep, he should have a sleep study to make sure he does not have sleep apnea. http://www.twinlakesent.com/snoring.html.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Sleep study: If you go and purchase an anti-snoring device otc or on the web, you may be jeopardizing your health. These products may seem to work, but the mouthpieces are non- adjustible and the other products may mask a more alarming form of sleep apnea. You should consider seeing your doctor for a sleep study and then get options- cpap, custom made oral appliance, surgery, lifestyle changes, etc.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I stop my husband from snoring?

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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Different methods : Snoring has a many causes, so determing what the cause is would be the first step. It is important to determine whether he has accompanying sleep apnea. Depending on the cause there are treatments that range from, reducing the soft palate tissue (surgucally/with laser), a CPAP device, or even a dental mouth piece that can reposition the jaw. Nasal breathing strips may help allow better airflow.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I get my husband to stop snoring?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Several ways: Change his body position from lying on his back, to his side, and to his stomach; to decrease risk of loss of muscle tone tell him to avoid alcohol, muscle relaxants, sleeping pills prior to bedtime; to improve his nasal breathing have him use breathe right strips, oral decongestants, and otc nasal decongestants (use for 5 days max). He should then see an ENT specialist for a full evaluation.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How should I help my husband stop snoring?

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Give him a nudge: If he snores softly, intermittantly, and purrs quietly, he may only need a nudge to sleep on his side. If he is a loud or robust snorer, and especially if your hear him choke, gasp, or stop breathing, make sure he is seen for a sleep study. He may have sleep apnea which can contribute to serious health issues. Discuss this with your md.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Are there any natural solutions that can stop my husband snoring?

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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
Yes: For some people losing weight and sleeping on ones side can help snoring. If this doesn't work, see a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine. There are several oral appliances that can be made to successfully help snoring stop. Usually a sleep study is necessary first to eliminate sleep apnea, a serious health problem. One doesn't want to create a sleep apneic who doesn't snore.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Which other stop snoring remedies can my husband try?

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Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leemanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Weight loss: If it is just snoring, weight loss, position changes when sleeping, and minor procedures can help. If he has sleep apnea, there are other treatments. To find out if he has sleep apnea, he will need a sleep study.

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