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snoring is often worse if you sleep on your back, so avoid that position (sew a pocket on the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it)
see an ENT to evaluate tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum
use nasal rinses and breath right strips to open nasal passages
if you have allergies, take your medication. ...Read more
Dental appliance: Snoring is a vibration of soft tissues at the back of the throat including the soft palate. There is usually a partial obstruction of the airway. One needs to see a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine. Snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea and this must be checked for. A trained dentist can then make either a snoring appliance or a sleep apnea appliance after a sleep study is done. ...Read more
Several tips: No muscle relaxants, alcohol, & sleeping aids prior to sleep; improve nasal airflow by using a decongestant (oral or topical - if these work, though, you can't use these otc meds indefinitely. You will need to be evaluated by an ent) or breathe-right strips; avoid sleeping on your back. If you find that you are snoring & having fatigue during the day, you might have sleep apnea. You should see ent. ...Read more
1. Sleep on the side or have soft ball on the back to prevent sleeping supine.
2.Improve nasal congestion and its management if present by like nasal saline or neti pot.
3.Alternate nostril breathing and or slow deep breathing exercise for 15-20 minutes before bedtime and morning if possible.
4. Nasal strips for some. ...Read more
Give him a nudge: If he snores softly, intermittantly, and purrs quietly, he may only need a nudge to sleep on his side. But, if he is a loud or robust snorer, and especially if your hear him choke, gasp, or stop breathing, make sure he is seen for a sleep study. He may have sleep apnea which can contribute to serious health issues. Discuss this with your md. A CPAP machine or an oral appliance may be the answer. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: First need to make sure not from sleep apnea. Snoring noise usually from palate vibration so laser, radio frequency, implants and palate injections stiffen palate so less noise. Some with nasal obstruction improve with better nasal airflow. Weight loss if obese. Avoid alcohol and sedating meds. ...Read more
Tissue vibration: Snoring is the noise resulting from the vibration interaction of the airflow with the tissues the upper airway, particularly in the areas of the soft palate, uvula and pharyngeal airway. It is more likely to occur if you have an airway space restricted by large tonsils, or a relaxed tongue during deep sleep. Loud snorers may also have a conditon called sleep apnea. ...Read more
Constrictions: Snoring is the result of a constriction of the airway either in the throat or in the nasal cavity. This can be the result of injury, foreign bodies, malformations, developmental constrictions, and lack of muscular tone in the neck or being overweight. For many people, it is a preliminary indication of sleep apnea. ...Read more
Many answers: Classically the snoring sound comes from the soft palate and uvula. However, when I have performed sleep endoscopy on my patients (patients are asleep as I watch their airway with a fiberoptic scope), I have seen the tongue, lateral walls, and even the epiglottis vibrate to contribute to the snoring. Improving nasal airflow is a good 1st step in addressing snoring. ...Read more
No: Snoring is never normal, especially in young children. You should talk to your pediatrician about the symptoms and often, at this age, a sleep study can help determine the severity of the snoring. A pediatric ENT can also be helpful in assessing the degree that the snoring impacts his/her life. ...Read more
Depends how severe:
You should consult with your md as snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea. Dental devices can be very effective to control both non-apneic snoring and sleep apnea.
Losing weight, avoiding alcohol or sedating medications, and getting a good nights sleep regularly all can help as well. ...Read more