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Can You Suddenly Develop Loud Snoring Later In Life
Yes: As you get older, there are two things that contribute to increase in snoring. 1. Increase in weight which will cause an increasing in snoring. 2. Decrease in muscle tone, which will do the same. These occur gradually, however if there is a sudden increase in snoring without the above, i would recommend having an ENT do a thorough evaluation of the airway, as other worrisome findings come to mind. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple things first: You can sleep on your side, avoid alcohol, and start a weight loss regimen if needed. But loud snoring can be a sign of serious sleep apnea. The best advice I have for you is be seen by an ENT that can evaluate your airway screen you for obstructive sleep apnea. There are a number of surgical and non surgical treatments that i as an ENT can offer to most of my patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several things: If you are just a loud snorer, you can try some simple things....Sleep on your side (they make shirts with tennis balls on the back to keep you on your side), avoid alcohol and sedatives close to bedtime, and lose weight. If you are a loud snorer, you could also have sleep apnea (sa). Talk to your md to have a sleep study to determine if your have sa as this can be much more serious than snoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many oti: Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea. May want to have a sleep study performed. Your family md can order a sleep study and one can be performed at a sleep center. Consult and ENT and an oral surgeon afterwards for surgical options, CPAP and an oral appliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well: Of course, sleep apnea should generally be ruled out with snoring. But if you don't have osa, then there are some over-the-counter options. If these don't work, there are surgeries to help. Check this out: promising non-invasive snore therapy! http://wp.Me/p3oeih-8l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral appliance: The noise from snoring can be likened to the noises created by the constriction of the flattened tube on a whoopie cushion. Air passes through, but rattles the flexible walls of the tubing. This occurs in your sleep because as you relax, your lower jaw settles back and closes down your breathing tube somewhat.. An appliance that holds your lower jaw slightly forward will eliminate the snoring! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For you or partner?: If your partner is the snorer, try earplugs, white noise, or as a last resort, sleep in the spare bedroom. If you are the really loud snorer, try simple things like sleeping on your side, lose weight, avoid alcohol and sedatives within a few hours of bedtime etc. See your md for a sleep study to make sure you don't have sleep apnea which is more serious. Your dentist can make an appliance to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MAD: First, proper diagnosis to separate apnea vs. Snoring. Either way, a mandibular advancement device (mad) can be fitted to reduce or eliminate snoring. At he same time, it supports the airway to reduce those very dangerous reductions in blood oxygen that occur during episodes of osa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep study first: Snoring, the noise that emanates from the soft tissues of the oropharyngeal walls during inspiration, can become a component of sleep apnea. This usually does not occur until the age of 35 to 40 and may be connected with weight gain. Get the sleep study first to cure the cause and not a symptom. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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