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How Can I Get My Husband To Stop Snoring
Several ways: Change his body position from lying on his back, to his side, and to his stomach; to decrease risk of loss of muscle tone tell him to avoid alcohol, muscle relaxants, sleeping pills prior to bedtime; to improve his nasal breathing have him use breathe right strips, oral decongestants, and otc nasal decongestants (use for 5 days max). He should then see an ENT specialist for a full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will an oral device prevent my husband's snoring due to apnea? I've been trying to get him to get something done to stop his snoring, and i'm pretty sure he has apnea. He won't go get it checked out though, and i thought maybe telling him about oral devic
Some : Some patients with sleep apnea can be evaluated with a home sleep study which means that your husband will not need to come to the hospital for a night. He would still need to see a qualified sleep specialist prior to conducting a home sleep study. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple things: You can try simple things like sleeping on his side (they sell sleeping shirts with tennis balls on the back), avoid alcohol and sedative near bedtime, and lose weight. If he is a robust snorer, he may have a condition called sleep apnea, which can be much more serious. Speak to your physician about arranging a sleep study to determine this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 main reasons: There are 4 predisposing factors for snoring: 1) being human 2) being male 3) overweight 4) nasal congestion apparently, there is nothing to be done about 1 and 2, so you need to concentrate on 3 and 4. You also need to consider the possibility that you are not dealing with simple snoring but snoring as a symptom of sleep apnea. Overall, snoring is not a laughing matter. I would take it seriously. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different methods : Snoring has a many causes, so determing what the cause is would be the first step. It is important to determine whether he has accompanying sleep apnea. Depending on the cause there are treatments that range from, reducing the soft palate tissue (surgucally/with laser), a CPAP device, or even a dental mouth piece that can reposition the jaw. Nasal breathing strips may help allow better airflow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Snoring treatment: When you say "other" i don't know what has already been tried so: weight loss avoiding sleeping on back see ENT to check for obstructions- tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum etc. Have a dentist custom make a device that holds the lower jaw forward to open the airway. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If he's ok medically: And his md rules out sleep apnea, then see a dentist who can make an easily worn mouth guard that advances the lower jaw, thereby opening up the throat space to reduce or eliminate snoring the results are typically better than surgical treatment and is non-invasive. Brands: therasnore, snoreguard, silent nite. Aveotsd attaches to tongue to reduce snoring. Reasonable cost. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep sideways: 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
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