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Dr. Sal Aragona answered:

I snore. Lot. ?

Get it checked out!

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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!
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis answered:

How to stop snoring?

Depends on the cause

Sleep_apnea
If you have primary snoring only, without sleep apnea (SA), try simple things like weight loss, sleep on your side, avoid sedatives and alcohol prior to bedtime, etc. But if you are a robust snorer, see your MD for a sleep study to determine if you have SA. This is a more serious problem than just making noise, and needs treatment from your MD and possibly your dentist.
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Dr. Mark Birnbach answered:

How to stop snoring?

Snoring

Sleep_apnea
Several possibilities: Some people only snore if they sleep on their back, so try avoiding that. Losing weight. See an Ear Nose & Throat specialist to evaluate your tonsils, adenoids and sinus wear a custom made dental device that holds your jaw forward while you sleep thereby increasing the airway.
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis answered:

Why do people snore?

Tissue vibration

Sleep_apnea
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.
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How to stop Snoring?

No short answer

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Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea...It needs to be evaluated and treated...If it is that much of a problem, you should see your Family Doc for a check-up and possible referral for a Sleep Study at a Sleep Disorder Clinic..Also, try to avoid sleeping on your back..
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Dr. Robert N. Ryan answered:

How to stop snoring?

Oral appliance

Sleep_apnea
See a dentist trained in sleep medicine. He or she can create an oral appliance that can control snoring. You might also have sleep apnea? This needs to be evaluated by a trained individual, but significant help is available to you.
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis answered:

What causes snoring?

Constriciton in flow

Sleep_apnea
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.
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Dr. Ronald Achong answered:

What can stop snoring?

Many options.

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.
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Dr. Mark Birnbach answered:

How to reduce snoring?

Sleep apnea

Sleep_apnea
Some people snore more on their backs, so avoid that. Some people have deviated septums or enlarged tonsil and adenoids which block the airway. Having these conditions corrected can help. Wearing a dental device that brings the lower jaw forward while sleeping can open the airway at the back of the throat , reducing the turbulence around the uvula that causes snoring.
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Dr. Mike Deldar answered:

Do snoring rings work?

May be

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temporarily works but it can cause you TMJ issues in later time
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