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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

Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
916 Doctors shared insights

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 on an incline by elevating your headboard
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Try sleeping on your side
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See a tennis ball to the back of your shirt in the center
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Try an over-the-counter anti-snoring device
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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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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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How to stop snoring?

No short answer: 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.. ...Read more

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How to stop snoring?

How to stop snoring?

Depends on the cause: 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. ...Read more

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How to stop snoring?

Snoring: The reason for the snoring needs to be determined before a fix can be identified. Sometimes a sleep study is needed for this reason. ...Read more

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How to stop snoring?

See sleep DDS: A dentist who specializes in sleep apnea and snoring prevention can provide you with a device worn at night that will stop your snoring and perhaps give you a more restful night's sleep. ...Read more

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How to stop snoring?

Oral appliance: 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. ...Read more

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How to cure snoring?

How to cure snoring?

R/O OSA: IT MAY BE : OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP vs ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read more

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How to stop snoring?

Snoring: 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. ...Read more

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How to stop snoring?

Snoring: As sleep medicine specialist, snoring has many possibilities, etiologies, and could herald the "serious sleep apnea". Kindly speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop snoring?

How to stop snoring?

Snoring: Usually snoring is associated with weight and or allergies especially allergic rhinitis. Some things to try to relieve symptoms are water close to bed time and nasal SALINE. I use snore away spray at times and it can help. So does nasal strips ...Read more

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How to stop snoring?

How to stop snoring?

Find the cause first: Many factors can lead to snoring: the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses, alcohol consumption, allergies, a cold, and your weight. If you wake up with unrefreshed sleep or doze off during the daytime, you may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea. See your PCP for further evaluation of the snoring. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003207.htm ...Read more

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What can stop snoring?

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. ...Read more

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How to reduce snoring?

How to reduce snoring?

R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVA ...Read more

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What causes snoring.?

What causes snoring.?

Snoring definition: Snoring is the loud, rasping noise made by the vibration of the soft palate, uvula and unsupported structures in the airway during sleep. An examination may show a decreased space at the back of your mouth, where your throat begins. See a sleep specialist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Do snoring rings work?

May be: Temporarily works but it can cause you TMJ issues in later time. ...Read more

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How to stop my snoring?

Sleep on your side: If you are a mild snorer, sleeping on your side may be all you need to do. A bumper belt can help. If your snoring is more vigorous, you may have sleep apnea. You need to see your doctor who can order a sleep study. If you have sleep apnea options usually include a cpap, surgery or a special dental appliance. A dental appliance should only be provided by a dentist trained in dental sleep medicine. ...Read more

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How can I stop snoring?

Get sleep study: Find out if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or not. Treatment may hinge in that balance first. ...Read more

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What helps for snoring?

Snoring: Isn't just a nighttime inconvenience; it can be a serious health issue. Oral Appliance Therapy is cost effective, easy to use, has a warranty and is recommended treatment for snoring by the American Academy of Sleep. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop snoring?

A few ideas: Here is a list of 7 tips. Http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/features/easy-snoring-remedies#1
See an ENT doc who specialized in snoring and sleep apnea surgery for expert advice. ...Read more

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