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What can be done to reduce/eliminate snoring, without using a mask at night?

What can be done to reduce/eliminate snoring, without using a mask at night?

Multiple: Lose weight, avoid alcohol, don't sleep on your back (fill a sock with tennis balls, and sew it to the back of a t shirt) use a humidifier, can try a mouthpiece that helps reposition the jaw (see your dentist). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Snoring (Definition)

Snoring is an abnormal, loud, hoarse, or harsh breathing sound ...Read more


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Is it normal to snore with wearing a full mask on a CPAP machine?

Is it normal to snore with wearing a full mask on a CPAP machine?

Cpap: Cpap ensures oxygenation but does not correct the underlying structural causes of the snoring ...Read more

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17 y old having severe sleep apnea + snoring + huge day sleepiness. Which treatment ? Fear mask a lot. Extremely poor memory, can it improve student

17 y old having severe sleep apnea + snoring +  huge day sleepiness. Which treatment ? Fear mask a lot. Extremely poor memory, can it improve  student

Need treatment: Working with a sleep specialist, there are many different types of masks that can be tried with a CPAP machine. It is essential to treatment diagnosed sleep apnea. Effectively treated, it can have life-changing effects on energy, memory and mood. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

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?

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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