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A 44-year-old male asked:

What is the best remedy for sleep apnea and snoring? neither myself or my partner get much sleep as my snoring disturbs her and then she wakes me to turn on my side.

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Dr. Jerry Brown
Prosthodontics 53 years experience
Sleep Apnea: Good day; American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine may be helpful in recommending a dentist who treats sleep apnea near you. Treatment varies from sleep assesstment facilities, to appliances that limit snoring to prescribing cpap machines.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Lose weight: Being overweight is a common cause of snoring and sleep apnea. Not easy, but losing weight is essential. You may get CPAP to reduce damage to your health, but there is no substitute to achieving healthy weight through diet and exercise.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Dr Singh has given you sound advice, but there are other devices other than the CPAP that will advance your mandible and open up your airway. Discuss with your dentist.
Feb 13, 2019
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Had sleep study?: Sleepstudy may dictatetreatment/Regardless if overweight needs to lose weight and if diet does not work Bariatric surgery.Is ist positional? Just on back then change positions.If moderate to severe need CPAP machine.Surgery may help but many will eventually still need CPAP.Sometimes a dental appliance will help.in addition there is a stimilator for mild https://www.inspiresleep.com

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