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I snore loud, what can I do to stop it, without going to the dr.?

I snore loud, what can I do to stop it, without going to the dr.?

A few things: Sleep on your side instead of your back. You may need a wedge pillow. You can also try those breathe right nose strips. Lose weight to a goal bmi of < 26. ...Read more

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My daughter has trouble breathing and snores loud. What causes this?

My daughter has trouble breathing and snores loud. What causes this?

Loud snoring: It could be allergies, or enlarged tonsils and adenoids, but something is obviously interfering with her airway. Without any other history my best recommendation would be to have her checked by her pediatrician and perhaps and ENT physician. ...Read more

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My daughter has trouble breathing also snores loud. What causes this?

Soft palate: Snoring is usually vibration of the soft palate. Trouble breathing could be due to obstruction at the soft palate, the base of the tongue, lower down in the trachea, higher up at the back of the nasal airway, due to growths, enlarged tonsils and adenoids or even due to lack of stimulation to breathe from the brain (central obstruction).
See a sleep specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter 9years old snores loud pitch and then suddenly starts to cough. Is it sleep apnea for her?

My daughter 9years old snores loud pitch and then suddenly starts to cough. Is it sleep apnea for her?

Medical problems: Associated with childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) include allergies, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, palatal muscle weakness & obesity. History, physical exam & a video of her snoring will help her pediatrician determine if she needs an overnight sleep study & subspecialty referrals. OSA can cause learning & behavior problems & symptoms of mild -moderate ADHD in children. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my almost 3 year old to snore loud and sometimes stop breathing for a few secs. Does not have cold and we have a humidifier running?

Uncommon & progresiv: If a kid is snoring at 3 it is likely to progress to a point where it causes sleep apnea even if it is not present now. T&a mass grows faster than the kid until ~8y. If your kid is grumpy, dozes a lot during the day & the pauses you mention last >10 sec, you have a problem now. Record the snoring pattern & seek out a consultation with an ent. The humidifier is unlikely to help. ...Read more

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My 37 yr old son took Valium, muscle relaxers, beer. At 6:45 am he was snoring loudly. At 2:45 pm he was dead. What is meaning of the loud snoring?

My 37 yr old son took Valium, muscle relaxers, beer. At 6:45 am he was snoring loudly. At 2:45 pm he was dead. What is meaning of the loud snoring?

Death by drugs: Very sad to read of another drug related death. Most likely, the muscle relaxation effects of Valium and excess alcohol most likely caused slack throat muscles that fell, I to the air passage ways of posterior pharynx or throat, leading to snoring sounds. If opioids had been used, there is a new product, EVZIO, that is an auto injector which blocks opioid effects, and can save lives ...Read more

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I was told I snore loud when I sleep but my husband recently told me that when I sleep I stop breathing and it scares him. What are some health issues that is caused by this? I have shortness of breath, I'm 5'4, 330lbs, and this is another issue, emotion

I was told I snore loud when I sleep but my husband recently told me that when I sleep I stop breathing and it scares him. What are some health issues that is caused by this? I have shortness of breath, I'm 5'4, 330lbs, and this is another issue, emotion

Get it checked out!: 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! ...Read more

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My son snores loud, his dad has sleep apnea. Is there a chance he has apnea as well? Should I have his tonsils/adenoids checked, does these cause snoring?

My son snores loud, his dad has sleep apnea. Is there a chance he has apnea as well? Should I have his tonsils/adenoids checked, does these cause snoring?

Yes: Depending on your son's age, I would absolutely get his to your family doctor. He may then possibly be referred to an ENT specialist. Early attention to his problems can hopefully allow him much better health as he gets older. I would also help him avoid become obese, which can further hinder success. ...Read more

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How come people who snore really loud die and don't wake up from the loudness of the snoring?

How come people who snore really loud die and don't wake up from the loudness of the snoring?

Some do: Interestingly some due. The major reason, though, is because sleep is actually an unconscious state so our bodies react much less to the environment. Usually a very major noise or change will wake us up unless we are in lighter sleep at the time when this occurs. ...Read more

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Help! My husband snores super loud! Is there anything, med or a trick that can make him stop snoring?

Help! My husband snores super loud! Is there anything, med or a trick that can make him stop snoring?

Sleep Study: He may have sleep apnea - a condition that can effect his wellbeing if he is not breathing well at night. Get a sleep study to rule this out. Yes - there are some common procedures that can help with snoring. They usually involve improving the anatomy of the nose or the soft palate (back part of the roof of the mouth). Medications probably won't help and may make the situation worse. ...Read more

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My 30mnth old has sudenly started snoring so loud for more than 2wks. He had a cold more than a mnth ago. Shouldn't the snoring have gone by now? Worried

My 30mnth old has sudenly started snoring so loud for more than 2wks. He had a cold more than a mnth ago. Shouldn't the snoring have gone by now? Worried

See ENT: You have a 2 year old who is snoring. He had a cold 2 months ago. The snoring started suddenly 2 weeks ago. It may not be related to the cold. 2 year olds stick things in their mouth and nose, like batteries, erasers, coins, etc. Have a pediatric ENT take a look. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to suddenly start snoring? My husband used to rarely snore, but over the last few months, he’s started snoring really loud almost every night. What could have caused this?

What could cause someone to suddenly start snoring? My husband used to rarely snore, but over the last few months, he’s started snoring really loud almost every night. What could have caused this?

There: There are a few things to consider.
- weight gain can increase the risk for snoring and sleep apnea. Simply getting at weight and comparing it to a year ago will give you an idea on this.
- he might have developed nasal allergies that contribute to nasal congestion and upper airway narrowing.

Loud snoring can be a presenting sign for sleep apnea. I recommend that he discuss this with his primary care physician to see if he needs further evaluation with a sleep study to look for sleep apnea. ...Read more

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He snores so loud I can't sleep. I want to sleep in guest room. Is it ok?

He snores so loud I can't sleep. I want to sleep in guest room. Is it ok?

Sleep apnea: If your bed partner snores that loudly then there is a high probability that he has underlying sleep apnea. Approximately 65-75% of individuals that snore actually have some level of sleep apnea. As a result of the increased risk of cardiovascular disease associated with sleep apnea it is something that he should be evaluated for. Successful treatment of osa with CPAP will also treat snoring. ...Read more

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Hi, everytime I sleep, I snore so loud that no one can stand. Please give me some sugestion. Thank you.

Snoring Cures: I have a very busy practice which addresses snoring and sleep apnea. I would say that you should have obstructive sleep apnea ruled out prior to just addressing the snoring. If you just have a snoring issue the combination of the pillar procedure and/or a mandibular repositioning appliance has over a 90% satisfaction rate. Other options are available for osa. ...Read more

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My son had his adenoids out 5 days ago and is still snoring really loud, is this normal? Please help very worried something is wrong. Thanks

My son had his adenoids out 5 days ago and is still snoring really loud, is this normal? Please help very worried something is wrong. Thanks

Normal: There tends to be a lot of local 'edema, ' secretions, clots, and/or crusting/scabbing of area of surgery, whether tonsils, adenoids, or both. Don't judge for improvement of any kind (breathing or otherwise) until at least 3 weeks have passed to settle down and let wound healing progress from initial inflammatory stages. ...Read more

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Is snoring unhealthy? Turns out I snore pretty loud when I'm asleep, and I don't know what this means?

Is snoring unhealthy? Turns out I snore pretty loud when I'm asleep, and I don't know what this means?

R/O OSA: R/O OSA : 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. Also allergy and sinus evaluation. ...Read more

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When I sleep I snore really loud and hard and I don't wanna keep having that problem is there something to help it?

When I sleep I snore really loud and hard and I don't wanna keep having that problem is there something to help it?

Several things: First of all if you are overweight, losing weight can help quite a bit. Sleeping on your side and using breath right strips helps some people. You may need to consult an ENT and see if there is a mechanical reason for the snoring. Also you may need a sleep study to make sure that you do not have sleep apnea. Consult your doctor and make a plan to correct this problem. Good luck ...Read more

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My son is 5, snores abnormally loud and sleep walks. What could this be caused by and is it something I should have him seen for?

My son is 5, snores abnormally loud and sleep walks. What could this be caused by and is it something I should have him seen for?

Snoring: Dear Judith466:
This could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Your son should be evaluate by an otolaryngologist (ENT) for tonsil and adenoid hypertrophy. He should also be checked for nasal airway obstruction. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I get my tonsils removed because they restrict my range when I sing, and they make me snore really loud. Can I request to get them out?

Can I get my tonsils removed because they restrict my range when I sing, and they make me snore really loud. Can I request to get them out?

Maybe: Those two indications probably will not be covered by your insurance. If you have other symptoms, these may be covered. You should see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Snoring so loud sometimes can't breathe and I wake up in a panic out of a deep sleep.

Snoring so loud sometimes can't breathe and I wake up in a panic out of a deep sleep.

Sleep apnea: Is certainly a POSSIBILITY. Please see your doc ASAP who MAY order a sleep study to find out. Panic disorder is another POSSIBILITY or may be related to the possible sleep problem. In any case, this is dangerous but there is lots of help out there. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea a life threatening condition? Can a 20 year old develop it? I do not snore vey loud but feel that I don't rest very well

Is sleep apnea a life threatening condition? Can a 20 year old develop it? I do not snore vey loud but feel that I don't rest very well

Yes: There are numerous complications of untreated sleep apnea including high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and stroke. This is something that should definitely be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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My father speaks while sleeping. He is snoring very loud at night. My mom finds it difficult sleeping with him. He underwent an operation few years ago.

My father speaks while sleeping. He is snoring very loud at night. My mom finds it difficult sleeping with him. He underwent an operation few years ago.

Sleep study: Sleep studies are the most accurate tests for diagnosing sleep apnea, snoring and sleep disorders. If your father has symptoms of sleep apnea or loud snoring, your doctor will refer you to have a sleep study for proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing I am over weight BMI is 40.0+ last I checked I've noticed when I lay in bed at night on my back I struggle to get my breath I have to roll on my side or stomach is this due to my overweight? I've also been snoring really loud and some

Difficulty breathing I am over weight BMI is 40.0+ last I checked I've noticed when I lay in bed at night on my back I struggle to get my breath I have to roll on my side or stomach is this due to my overweight? I've also been snoring really loud and some

By: By far, the most common reason for sleep apnea (disordered breathing during sleep) is obesity. With weight gain, the tissues surrounding your chest, throat and nasal passages become heavy and floppy. This makes it harder for these areas to inflate with breathing leading to loud snoring and difficulty with proper oxygenation.

There are a few things you should do.

-first, make an appointment to see your doctor. Talk to them about your problems and have them examine you for signs of rarer diseases that could be causing your symptoms such as heart failure.

-create a diet and exercise plan. Weight loss is the best long-term way to treat sleep apnea due to weight gain.

-consider a sleep study. If your symptoms are severe and are affecting your daily life, consider a sleep study to evaluate your disordered breathing.

-other treatments besides weight loss include CPAP (continued positive airway pressure), surgery, or muscle strengthening exercises. Talk to your doctor about your best options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Its very embarrassing that I snore very loud. Also my throat get dried while sleeping but my sleep is ok. Plz help me on my snoring and dry throat. Thnx?

Its very embarrassing that I snore very loud. Also my throat get dried while sleeping but my sleep is ok. Plz help me on my snoring and dry throat. Thnx?

You have listed: Sleep apnea as one of your conditions. I assume that you have have seen a sleep medicine specialist & had a polysomnogram. Was a CPAP machine recommended? Do you use one? I am afraid that a sleep medicine specialist who has evaluated you would have probably already provided more information than can be done on-line. Now, if you haven't seen a sleep specialist - please do so. Take care. ...Read more

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My daughter talks through her nose and snores a lot. She always breathes through her mouth and talks through her nose. At night, she snores so loud that I can hear her over the tv. Do I need to take her in and what could be the cause?

My daughter talks through her nose and snores a lot. She always breathes through her mouth and talks through her nose. At night, she snores so loud that I can hear her over the tv. Do I need to take her in and what could be the cause?

Without: Without knowing her age (i'm assuming she's a child) the most likely (but not only) cause for her chronic mouth breathing and nasal obstruction would be enlarged adenoids which is lymphoid tissue situated in the back of the nasal cavity (nasopharynx). I would have her seen by an ENT who can specifically define the cause and offer corrective treatment. ...Read more

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2yr old snores really loud at night & sometimes gasp for air. Could it be large adenoids or sleep apnea? He also have iron deficiency anemia. Thanks

2yr old snores really loud at night & sometimes gasp for air. Could it be large adenoids or sleep apnea? He also have iron deficiency anemia. Thanks

Yes: Large tonsils or adenoids are a common cause of sleep apnea in children. Snoring and gasping for air are signs of sleep apnea. You should get your child into their doctor asap and have the tonsils and adenoids checked for removal. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop loud snoring?

What can I do to stop loud snoring?

Simple things first: You can sleep on your side, avoid alcohol, and start a weight loss regimen if needed. But loud snoring can be a sign of serious sleep apnea. The best advice I have for you is be seen by an ENT that can evaluate your airway screen you for obstructive sleep apnea. There are a number of surgical and non surgical treatments that I as an ENT can offer to most of my patients. ...Read more

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What can I do about my loud snoring?

What can I do about my loud snoring?

Several things: If you are just a loud snorer, you can try some simple things....Sleep on your side (they make shirts with tennis balls on the back to keep you on your side), avoid alcohol and sedatives close to bedtime, and lose weight. If you are a loud snorer, you could also have sleep apnea (sa). Talk to your md to have a sleep study to determine if your have sa as this can be much more serious than snoring. ...Read more

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I have a loud snoring roommate help!?

I have a loud snoring roommate help!?

Snoring: Move? Ear plugs? It's a problem. Some oral appliances may help bit good luck getting him/her to go to dentist or wearing one. Sorry, my wife can sympathize with you. ...Read more

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