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What can I do to stop snoring and allow my wife to sleep?

What can I do to stop snoring and allow my wife to sleep?

Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your snoring. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I'm just 23 years old and snoring quite badly. My friends are telling me they can't sleep because of my loud snoring. How do I stop snoring?

I'm just 23 years old and snoring quite badly. My friends are telling me they can't sleep because of my loud snoring. How do I stop snoring?

Find the cause: Snoring is related to either a restricted airflow or turbulent airflow that can be caused by a number of things, such as the position you sleep, the size and position of the tongue, soft palate, uvula, mandible, tonsils, and any problems with your nose. Depending on the cause, a number of options can be discussed. If your problem is strictly snoring, a pillar procedure may help. ...Read more

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What is sleep diagnostics and cpap titration to stop snoring?

What is sleep diagnostics and cpap titration to stop snoring?

For Sleep Apnea: A diagnostic sleep study is data that is painlessly collected by sensors while you are sleeping. This is typically done at a sleep center, and evaluated by an md who is a sleep specialist. Sometimes this data indicates that you stop breathing at night. This is called sleep apnea and the treatment is a CPAP device that helps you breath. Titration, is just the adjustment of this device for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop snoring at night when sleeping hard?

What is the best way to stop snoring at night when sleeping hard?

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 more

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I've started snoring when sleeping lately. What should I do to stop this?

I've started snoring when sleeping lately. What should I do to stop this?

STOP SNORING: Snoring may be a symptom for a larger problem called obstructive sleep apnea which can be deadly. I'm not trying to scare you but you should see your internist and have him rx a sleep study to rule out any breathing disorder. If you have a mild to moderate problem, sleep appliances are available that work wonders. ...Read more

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What can cause people to snore when they are sleeping? Is there a way a person can stop snoring?

What can cause people to snore when they are sleeping? Is there a way a person can stop snoring?

Could be sleep apnea: Snoring is caused by vibration of the palate. It is important to determine if you have simple snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. If it is simple snoring, a mouth guard or weight loss may be helpful. If it is sleep apnea, there are many options available. You should see your provider to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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I snore badly. My boyfriend says it's better when i sleep on my back and worse when i'm on my side. What can I do to stop it?

I snore badly. My boyfriend says it's better when i sleep on my back and worse when i'm on my side. What can I do to stop it?

See below: Agree w/ dr. Joel. Snoring may be part of a larger disorder. It might help by maintaining an ideal body weight, avoiding caffeine, alcohol, ; nicotine. If you have allergic rhinitis or another cause of nasal congestion, treating it can help with snoring. Sleeping 7.5 to 8 hours a night can be beneficial. Most importantly, see a sleep doctor for evaluating of your snoring. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How i can stop from snoring? Is there treatment to stop it? What should I do? I feel ashamed when i sleep with my friend.

How i can stop from snoring? Is there treatment to stop it? What should I do? I feel ashamed when i sleep with my friend.

Snoring: There are various things to do to improve or stop snoring. If possible you should see an ear nose and throat doctor as you may have some serious obstruction that could cause problems down the line such as heart problems. You might have sleep apnea. Being overweight can be a problem. ...Read more

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Mom snores really loudly & unfortunately to our living situation we have to sleep in the same room. What will help her stop?

Mom snores really loudly & unfortunately to our living situation we have to sleep in the same room. What will help her stop?

Options: Sounds like mom may need a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea. Until then other options are having her try sleeping on her side, ear plugs, white noise machines or make your own (turn on a fan, listen to music). Make sure you are nice and relaxed before getting into bed. Take a bath, drink some sleepytime tea and try to relax. ...Read more

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Hi there, I having a snoring habbit. Is there a way to overcome it? Changing pillow? sleeping style? Or anything that could stop my snoring habbit.

Hi there, I having a snoring habbit. Is there a way to overcome it? Changing pillow? sleeping style? Or anything that could stop my snoring habbit.

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. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop sleep talk and snoring?

What can I do to stop sleep talk and snoring?

See physician: Snoring is one of the symptoms of sleep apnea. Talk to you physician this. If you don't have sleep apnea, oral appliances by a trained dentist can usually stop the snoring. ...Read more

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How come i fart and snore when i sleep and how can I stop it?

Muscle tone: Typically as you fall asleep and when asleep there is loss of skeletal muscle tone throughout the body, the external rectal sphincter is no different. If you have less gas, through diet in some cases, this can help. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is 22 a little over weight and snores and stops breathing for sometimes 20 or more sec at a time. Could this be sleep apneak?

My boyfriend is 22 a little over weight and snores and stops breathing for sometimes 20 or more sec at a time. Could this be sleep apneak?

Probably: What you describe sounds like sleep apnea, a condition where one stops breathing intermittently during sleep. See your doctor or sleep specialist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines that can stop snoring? Nasal strips and sleeping on my side aren’t working. I don’t really want surgery. Is there anything else i can try?

Are there any medicines that can stop snoring? Nasal strips and sleeping on my side aren’t working. I don’t really want surgery. Is there anything else i can try?

Hello. This : Hello. This answer depends on wether or not you have sleep apnea. If you have sleep apnea, then there are no current medications that work. If you dont have sleep apnea, and you just snore and you are snoring because your nose is congested from allergies, then using nasal sprays or antihistamines can help snoring.. First step to treating snoring is to find out if you have sleep apnea. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can a child have sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore?

Can a child have sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore?

No, because...: ...By definition, sleep apnea is the cessation of breathing for a finite time. The child may or may not snore. There are two broad types - 1) obstructive (large adenoids, large tonsils, increased body mass, small mandible (jaw bone) or a large tongue are common) and 2) central, usually due to an underlying neurological issue. Your doctor should see you for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I think i'm suffering from sleeping apnea s my breathing stops intermittently n snored a lot too so any quick remedy im from india?

No quick remedy.: Best to see an ENT or other doctor who does sleep testing to see the severity of your "sleep apnea" so the right type of treatment can be prescribed/. ...Read more

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Why am I snoring and how do I stop? I am in perfect shape. I've had tonsillitis before. I sleep with my mouth open. I'm very healthy

Snoring/OSA: Assuming you are a thin or fit young man as you say, then you likely either have large tonsils (which you would know - they are tough to hide) or else chronic nasal obstruction likely from a crooked septum or (much less likely) retained adenoids behind nasal cavity. See an ENT to do a good endoscopic exam of your nose and throat and decide if you need a sleep study. ...Read more

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My daughter is 6 months and she snores and briefly stops breathing when she sleeps. Could she have sleep apnea?

My daughter is 6 months and she snores and briefly stops breathing when she sleeps. Could she have sleep apnea?

Get your stopwatch : It is common for infants to have irregular breathing patterns. This is called "periodic breathing," characterized by a series of quick breaths in between longer breaths, even with moments of no breathing. Clinically significant "apnea" in this age would be at least 15-20 seconds, and should be evaluated. What you observe is likely normal, but if she is truly apneic by the clock, go see her doc! ...Read more

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