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What causes snoring during the time when a person is sleeping?

What causes snoring during the time when a person is sleeping?

Cause of Snoring: Snoring means your airway blocks partially during inspiration when sleeping. The blockage can occur in the nose, the soft palate, the tonsils, the tongue base, and the folds over the voice box. Any blockage will create snoring. Go see an ENT for a complete exam of your airway, if snoring is bothering you or someone you sleep with. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can't sleep well during night time. Is there anybody call tell me how to solve and cure this snoring problem?

Can't sleep well during night time. Is there anybody call tell me how to solve and cure this snoring problem?

If it's Just snoring: See your dentist for an oral appliance that advances the position of your lower jaw or the aveo tsd (moves tongue forward) to open the air passage to reduce or eliminate snoring. If overweight, then weight reduction may be beneficial for snoring reduction as well as overall health improvement. But consider a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea (a serious condition). ...Read more

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When one makes heavy snoring sound during sleep, could that cause problem in marriage?

When one makes heavy snoring sound during sleep, could that cause problem in marriage?

YES: But 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. If you suffer medical issues from sleep apnea that will have more consequences. ...Read more

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What happens if one makes heavy snoring sound during sleep,will that cause problem in marriage?

What happens if one makes heavy snoring sound during sleep,will that cause problem in marriage?

Yes it can: Heavy snoring has been cause of many split ups and divorces.But why not get it treated and also it is good for your health. I suggest first you consult your Doctor and get examined&get referral for sleep studies. If you have sleep apnea you may need to use Cpap machine at night. There is also dental appliance which is custom made by your dentist.That can also stop snoring with or without Apnea ...Read more

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What might cause heavy snoring during sleep and headaches on waking up?

What might cause heavy snoring during sleep and headaches on waking up?

Sleep Apnea: Snoring can be a sign that you have sleep apnea. This will cause you to have periods during sleep when you stop breathing following by a recovery phase after your brain "wakes up". The headaches upon waking up are a sign that you are retaining carbon dioxide. Treatment is available and will allow you to obtain a restful sleep without the headaches. ...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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What usually causes snoring when a person is sleeping?

What usually causes snoring when a person is sleeping?

Snoring: Snoring is just the sound of turbulent airflow passing through a slightly collapsed or crowded oropharynx or back of the throat. It is just a sound but it is a sound that makes us suspicious for potential underlying sleep apnea. Keep in mind that 65-75% of individuals that do snore have some level of underlying osa. Also, mild snoring can arise from chronic nasal congestion as well. ...Read more

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What can cause people to snore when they are sleeping? Is there a way a person can stop snoring?

What can cause people to snore when they are sleeping? Is there a way a person can stop snoring?

Could be sleep apnea: Snoring is caused by vibration of the palate. It is important to determine if you have simple snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. If it is simple snoring, a mouth guard or weight loss may be helpful. If it is sleep apnea, there are many options available. You should see your provider to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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I have started snoring in my sleep which causes a lot of disturbance to my family. How can I cure it?

I have started snoring in my sleep which causes a lot of disturbance to my family. How can I cure it?

Snoring remedies: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway. Don't sleep on your back ( sew a pocket in a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it ). See an ENT to make sure that there isn't a problem with deviated septum, tonsils or adenoids. Use breathe rite strips. See a dentist to have a custom sleep device made. ...Read more

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