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When i breathe in and out with my mouth closed it sounds like snoring, could that be an indication of something serious going on with my lungs?

When i breathe in and out with my mouth closed it sounds like snoring, could that be an indication of something serious going on with my lungs?

Nasal obstruction: can occur due to anatomic abnormalities or inflammatory processes that lead to swelling in the nose. If nasal obstruction is affecting your life, please call our PCP for an appointment. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Could those snore mouth guards really work?

Could those snore mouth guards really work?

Very possible: Yes but if it does not work, get evaluated with with a dentist for some custom made appliances. ...Read more

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Can I use a hockey mouth guard to stop snoring?

Can I use a hockey mouth guard to stop snoring?

snoring: Snoring results from a compromised airway. While a hockey mouthguard might increase the passageway and eliminate the snoring, it may be hiding a serious medical condition called sleep apnea, meaning that the body is not getting enough oxygen . Please discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Is wearing mouth retainer an effective way to stop snoring?

Is wearing mouth retainer an effective way to stop snoring?

It can be: If you are a robust snorer, you should first have a sleep study to make sure you don't have sleep apnea. If not, an appliance made by a dentist who is trained in this procedure, is a viable alternative. ...Read more

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What actually cause us to snore. And how can i prevent it. Sometimes at night my mouth remains open and very dry up to the trought?

What actually cause us to snore. And how can i prevent it. Sometimes at night my mouth remains open and very dry up to the trought?

Snoring: 70% of the time, this is due to the soft palate vibrating against the back of the throat. Throat tissues can become lax over time with less elasticity, making snoring more common with age. There can be resistance to breathing through the nose or mouth due to a variety of anatomic causes which restrict airflow, causing vibration. Nasal strips, snore guards, and better pillows can help. See an ENT. ...Read more

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3 year old mouth breaths, moans , wakes often and sometimes lightly snores at night. What should I have checked out. He hasn't ever slept well?

3 year old mouth breaths, moans , wakes often and sometimes lightly snores at night. What should I have checked out. He hasn't ever slept well?

Worrisome pattern: The tonsil/adenoid mass in humans grows faster than the kids do until about 8 yrs when it slows and the kids grow faster. Any 3-4 yo that is snoring will eventually develop sleep apnea & be in trouble. I would record the sounds of him sleeping & take it to his doc.I send these kids to an ENT.Most do quite well after a T&A. It is amazing how much better they sleep & play when this is fixed ...Read more

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1. I snore a lot and from last 2 months, my mouth gets dry after i wake up. Pls help. 2. I feel very weak after sex and releases very soon. Help.

1. I snore a lot and from last 2 months, my mouth gets dry after i wake up. Pls help.      2. I feel very weak after sex and releases very soon. Help.

Snore a lot: You may have a sleep disorder or apnea, i would get checked out by your physician and possibly do a sleep study dry mouth is common with snoring and so weakness and loss of stamina is common in patients with apnea see your dr and get back in the game. ...Read more

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I snore quite a bit, will my open-mouth snoring lead to dry-socket in the night?

I snore quite a bit, will my open-mouth snoring lead to dry-socket in the night?

No: Dry Socket is a painful condition of the bone where a tooth was recently extracted. The blood clot fails due to infection exposing the bone. It is usually very painful. Snoring or just mouth breathing will not cause dry socket. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 month old have snoring and open mouth in the night it does mean adenoid???

My baby is 6 month old have snoring and open mouth in the night  it does mean adenoid???

Not necessarily: I would have you see the pediatrician and bring it to his/her attention. This may need further evaluation ...Read more

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Why am I snoring and how do I stop? I am in perfect shape. I've had tonsillitis before. I sleep with my mouth open. I'm very healthy

Why am I snoring and how do I stop? I am in perfect shape. I've had tonsillitis before. I sleep with my mouth open. I'm very healthy

Snoring/OSA: Assuming you are a thin or fit young man as you say, then you likely either have large tonsils (which you would know - they are tough to hide) or else chronic nasal obstruction likely from a crooked septum or (much less likely) retained adenoids behind nasal cavity. See an ENT to do a good endoscopic exam of your nose and throat and decide if you need a sleep study. ...Read more

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I snore of a night so loud and breath through my mouth a lot I even wake my self up snoring and hardly get much sleep? Any idea why this happens?!

I snore of a night so loud and breath through my mouth a lot I even wake my self up snoring and hardly get much sleep? Any idea why this happens?!

Possible sleep apnea: Snoring and daytime fatigue are typical symptoms of sleep apnea. If you snore loudly and experience a lot of daytime fatigue and sleepiness then ask your doctor if they think a referral for a sleep study would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Husband had sleep study. Not enough apnea occurrences to need a CPAP. Would one of those mouth appliances help his snoring? Anything else?

Husband had sleep study. Not enough apnea occurrences to need a CPAP. Would one of those mouth appliances help his snoring? Anything else?

Agree: I agree with Dr Machanic. Will add that weight loss can be significant help if he has weight to lose. Also, treating chronic sinitis (allergic or otherwise) and GERD if these are present may be helpful. Exercise is generally helpful as is good sleep hygiene (late to bed may = snoring, etc). Congratulations on negative sleep study! ...Read more

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Boyfriend stated I gasp for air and choke in sleep. Does not wake me up. Very lightly snore. Wake up with dry mouth. Wake up 1-2x a night no reason.

Boyfriend stated I gasp for air and choke in sleep. Does not wake me up. Very lightly snore. Wake up with dry mouth. Wake up 1-2x a night no reason.

Need evaluation: You should be evaluated for possible gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or sleep apnea. Besides being potentially serious conditions, this could be interfering with the quality of your restful sleep. ...Read more

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Help. I snore at night keeping my partner up. I tried vicks, sprays, mouth guards. And I do not have sleep apnia?

Help. I snore at night keeping my partner up. I tried vicks, sprays, mouth guards. And I do not have sleep apnia?

Snoring: Snoring is annoying and may harm your sleep and the sleep of whomever shares your bed or even people in other areas of your home. Custom fabricated oral appliances hold the lower jaw and tongue forward to create more space increasing the airway space. A specially trained dentist can help you determine if you are a good candidate for a custom made oral appliance. ...Read more

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Hi I have a four year old son he breathes with his mouth open at night during sleep and snores a lot some nights ?

Hi I have a four year old son he breathes with his mouth open at night during sleep and snores a  lot some nights  ?

Time for an eval: The snoring is likely to get worse with time as the tonsils tend to grow faster than the kid at that age. If he hasn't already he can develop a sleep disturbance, sleep apnea, with prolonged spacing between breaths (>20sec) that are a problem. If you can record his snoring & take it to your pcp they will likely send you to an ENT or for a sleep study. A t&a is often curative. ...Read more

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Best way to stop snoring? Weight loss done. Smoking stopped. Alcohol stopped. Nasal strips tried. Mouth guards tried. Nothing has worked

Best way to stop snoring? Weight loss done. Smoking stopped. Alcohol stopped. Nasal strips tried. Mouth guards tried. Nothing has worked

Consider sleep study: You may want to consider undergoing a sleep study to observe how you sleep and also to take measurements to see if you have obstructive sleep apnea = a condition where your airway is more obstructed only during sleep causing the sound of snoring. If you have this condition the best treatment is a breathing machine called cpap, which helps to keep the airway open and eliminate the snoring. ...Read more

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What could cause mouth opening and breathing noise like Darth Vader (not snoring), with teeth clamping shut (not grinding) a few times while sleeping?

What could cause mouth opening and breathing noise like Darth Vader (not snoring), with teeth clamping shut (not grinding) a few times while sleeping?

Test: You may have airway insufficiency resulting in sleep apnea. See a Pulmonologist. A sleep study may be in order. If you are grinding or clenching, or if you have a narrow upper jaw and/or retrusive lower jaw, an Orthodontic examination should be performed. ...Read more

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Snoring (Definition)

Snoring = a vibrating sound ...Read more