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How To Stop Snoring While Sleeping
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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: Hello, snoring is caused by a narrowing in your breathing pathway that is associated with vibration of the soft tissues in your upper airways. I first recommend weight loss if you are overweight. If your sleeping partner notices a stoppage of your breathing, then sleep apnea may be present which needs more thorough testing. If afrin helps to eliminate the snoring, it may improve with a nasal eval. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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