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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Snoring (Overview)

Snoring = a vibrating sound that occurs during sleep.


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What causes snoring?

What causes snoring?

Constriciton in flow: The audible soundof snoring is caused by a constrition of airflow, typically by tissues of the throat, uvulae, tongue, or somewhere in the airway. As we relax the muscles during sleep, the airway gets blocked, and the tissues flutter. Sometimes the airway gets completely blocked. This is called sleep apnea and can be quite serious. Talk to your md to determine if a sleep study is appropriate. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Snoring (Overview)

Snoring = a vibrating sound that occurs during sleep.


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What does it mean when a 7 month who sleeps 12 hours old snores through the night?

What does it mean when a 7 month who sleeps 12 hours old snores through the night?

Often nothing: Often nothing; however, children generally snore much less often than adults. And anyone who snores can have a problem as a cause. Things such as large tonsils and adenoids (similar tissue to tonsils in the back of the throat) or anything that obstructs the airway can result in snoring. Bad allergies, or nasal congestion can as well as children tend to breath through their noses.Anything symptoms? ...Read more

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Snoring (Tip)

Tell him you're a snorer and ask him how he can help you. ...See more

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Treating Snoring (Checklist)

Sleep at an incline. A couple of 2x4's under the headboard can help.
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Try sleeping on your side
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Sew a tennis ball to the center of your pajama back
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Try an OTC anti-snoring device to see if it helps
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Ear, nose, and throat specialists are the doctors who treat snoring?

Sleep Specialist: You could talk to your ent, but you can also talk to your primary care physician about snoring. He/she may refer you to a board certified sleep specialist md to determine if your just have primary snoring, or a more complex problem called sleep apnea. You can then discuss your options for teatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat on the back mild sleep apnea? I am female and normal weight. I snore very loudly and this disturbs my husband.

How can I treat on the back mild sleep apnea?  I am female and normal weight. I snore very loudly and this disturbs my husband.

Sleep Study: You should get a sleep study done either at a sleep study center(best) or have your doctor order at home sleep study (as long as it has some form of positional monitoring) to get an accurate diagnosis first. If no sleep apnea your dentist can fabricate a variety of oral devices that can help with your snoring. ...Read more

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How can snoring be treated?

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How can snoring be treated?

Snoring: Lose weight, quit smoking, sleep on your side, nasal sprays, nasal strips, seek professional help to explore the cause. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop snoring?

What can I do to stop snoring?

Apnea?: If your overweight, losing weight can make a huge difference in your snoring and /or apnea. May need sleep study and CPAP to be able to rest in order to be able to lose weight ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for snoring?

What is the best treatment for snoring?

Snoring remedies: Avoid sleeping on your back ( sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of a t-shirt) lose weight see and ENT to be sure there aren't any nasal obstructions take medication for allergies use breathe rite strips have a dentist custom make an oral appliance. ...Read more

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Child with sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore and can not use cpap! Alternative treatments?

Child with sleep apnea that does not stop breathing or snore and can not use cpap! Alternative treatments?

Doesn't make sense: By definition, during sleep apnea you stop breathing. We all cycle during breathing, meaning there is a brief period when there is no in/out going on. To have sleep apnea the period of no in/out is extended & blood oxygen level may drop significantly. This is at least a confusion of diagnosis or labeling. A true sleep study with proper video & oxygen assessment could sort this out. ...Read more

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How could one cure snoring without surgery?

How could one cure snoring without surgery?

See below: Depends on what is causing the snoring. If there is sleep apnea, a dental device or positive airway pressure therapy may treat it. Maintaining an ideal weight, eradicating nasal congestion/obstruction, improving sleep hygiene, and avoiding alcohol at night may help as well (again depends on the cause). Please see a sleep doctor for evaluation and possible treatment. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of snoring permanently? I sport and have BMI 26. I would prefer an operation

What is the best way to get rid of snoring permanently? I sport and have BMI 26. I would prefer an operation

Snoring? Many Causes: One cause is nasal blockage due to deviated septum and enlarged turbinates, nasal allergies, or even nasal polyps (benign tissue growths inside the nose). Other woe could be in the palate, uvula, tongue, tonsils, a big jaw or lax throat muscles. You need to have a head and neck examination by an ent, a specialist expert in all areas of the nose and throat. You should be able to get help. ...Read more

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Hi doctors In need of a drug to cure acute snoring,i am 25 and weigh 70.also is it normal to have pain during ovulation?

No pills: There is no drug to cure snoring, it is because of anatomy and blocking air flow when you relax and sleep. devices can help, oral appliances, CPAP and others,if the noise is signalling significant breathing problems with sleep. some surgeries exist, including a tonsillectomy when tonsils are very large. sometimes things as easy as different pillows, positioning, ...Read more

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How can one prevent snoring?

How can one prevent snoring?

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

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My husbend is 34yeard old he frequently gets headache. And he snores alot. What is his problem and how can it be treated?

Sleep study: Snoring, the noise that emanates from the soft tissues of the oropharyngeal walls during inspiration, can become a component of sleep apnea. The sleep study to rule out Obstructive Sleep Apnea is warranted. The simple MAD dental appliance may solve the problem if indicated. ...Read more

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How to get a child to stop snoring?

How to get a child to stop snoring?

Multiple causes: Snoring can be due to enlarged tonsils, adenoids, enlarged nasal turbinates, deviated nasal septum etc. Have your child be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dad and brother snore. Is it genetics?

Dad and brother snore. Is it genetics?

Possibly, but...: It might be they are genetically "designed" similarly. Both may have enlarged tonsils, enlarged uvula, small airway spec, large tongue. To name a few. Possibly they are both overweight. Time for both to see their physicians for a complete evaluation and possibly a sleep study to help determine their problem. ...Read more

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I'm 32 years ago and skinny. However I have issue with loud snoring. I have quitted smoking and drinking. My dad also snores. Can this be inherited?

Sure: If you do not have an obstructed airway (very large tonsils, large uvula, large tongue) then an oral appliance (mouth guard that brings the lower jaw forward) will often prevent or reduce this problem. See a dentist or physician for evaluation & sleep study to determine if you also have apnea. ...Read more

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My 3 month old snores. Loudly. Is he ok? More risk for sids?

My 3 month old snores. Loudly. Is he ok? More risk for sids?

OK, no, but sids? no: Snoring could be a sign that large tonsils and adenoids are too big. Obstructive sleep apnea affects sleep, attention, energy and development, and over time can lead to heart damage. A sleep study should be performed to see if he is getting good oxygen into his lungs or if there are apnea issues. However, sids is an infant phenomenon for other reasons, not snoring. ...Read more

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