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how to cure my snoring ?

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Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Depends on the cause: Snoring is a significant problem for many people, & often goes undiagnosed or gets passed off as an irritation. A great place to start is an examination by an ear, nose, & throat doctor and a sleep study. Sleep apnea, a serious and potentially life threatening condition, should be ruled out or diagnosed through a sleep a study. Based on findings, options will be presented. Good luck.
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Cosmetic Dentistry 48 years experience
Snoring remedies: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway. Don't sleep on your back ( sew a pocket in a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it ). See an ENT to make sure that there isn't a problem with deviated septum, tonsils or adenoids. Use breathe rite strips. See a dentist to have a custom sleep device made.
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O OSA: IT MAY BE : OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP vs ENT FOR UPP EVAL.

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A few weeks ago my husband started snoring all the time. Is there anything we can do about it?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: It's possible that he has nasal congestion at night forcing him to be a mouth breather when he sleeps. This can lead to snoring. The nasal congestion can be due to allergies or a recent cold. Have your husband try otc decongestant nasal sprays and/or breathe right strips for several nights. If this doesn't work or he has pauses in his breathing, you should see an ent.
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Is there a an easy cure for snoring?

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Dr. Olusoji Peter
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
CURE FOR SNORING: There is really no one size fits all cure for snoring. Some things you can do sleeping in certain positions, weight loss, . Also there are some products out there that are applied to the nose before bed to open up the airways. You can certainly try any of these.
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What causes snoring and how can it be cured?

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Vibrations in throat: It is usually caused by vibrations in the throat area. Possible cures include sleeping on your side, loosing weight, surgery, and an oral appliance. If the self help options don't work i would see a physician to rule out a life threatening condition called sleep apnea. If you don't have sleep apnea, then i would consider the other options.
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What's recommended as a cure for or solve the snoring problem during night time?

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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
See dentist: See a dentist who has been trained in dental sleep medicine. He can make an oral appliance that normally stops snoring. It is normally necessary to have a sleep study first, since snoring is one of the signs of sleep apnea, a serious health problem. Sleep apnea has to be ruled out first. If you do have sleep apnea, many times an oral appliance can be used to treat it.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

What causes snoring and how can it be cured or treated?

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Dr. Joel Teig
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Tongue blocks: Snoring is caused by a partial or sometimes s full obstruction of our airway in the back of our throat. In many, our sleeping position causes the snoring, in some the relationships of the tongue, the palate and the back of the throat become loose and not coordinated, That produces obstruction and in some sleep apnea, or not breathing by the obstruction. See a sleep apnea specialist to help.

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