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A 18-year-old male asked:

So i am an 18 year old that is 5'7 and 209 lbs. why do i snore so much and so loud at night? is there a way to stop it? does this deal with my weight?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Extra weight: increases the probability of snoring and even sleep apenea. Please see your doc who may suggest a sleep study. Catching this at 18 y.o. is a good idea. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Obstruction is there: Loud snoring means obstruction. If one's oxygen level drops during sleeping, it means the brain and the body is NOT getting enough oxygen while sleeping. It causes health problems like brain problems, blood pressure problems, and heart problems. Sleep doctors, ear-nose-throat, and lung doctors are the specialists who treat this. For teens, losing weight and removing tonsils and adenoids can help.
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Last updated May 29, 2016

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