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Snoring = a vibrating sound that occurs during sleep.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Snoring = a vibrating sound that occurs during sleep.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid sleeping on your back (sew a tennis ball into a pocket on the back of a t-shirt)
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers