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A 27-year-old member asked:

I snore really bad but only in the wintertime ... anything what do you say doc?

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Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Nasal congestion: Nasal congestion is the usual culprit: it forces you into mouth breathing and snoring. A primary care physician can usually help you take good care of your nose.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangalanswered
Sleep Medicine 44 years experience
Snoring- sleep apnea: Do you gain weight in the winter? Is your nose more congested in the winter? Heavy snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea. Other symptoms include daytime sleepiness, episodes of stopping breathing in sleep and high blood pressure. It can be a dangerous condition. If you snore and are sleepy, have high blood pressure, or have been noticed to stop breathing in sleep, see a sleep medicine specialist.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Dry Nose?: In the winter time, people tend to suffer from nasal dryness. When the nose is excessively dry, the function can be impaired. This can cause congestion which can lead to changes in airflow that can contribute to the snoring. One can try ayr gel (otc saline gel) applied 2-3 times daily (before sleep). It is safe and it might make a big difference.

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