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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could cause mouth opening and breathing noise like Darth Vader (not snoring), with teeth clamping shut (not grinding) a few times while 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My 7 year old daughter has started to snore loudly while awake. She also snores during sleep but less so. What could be causing this? Thanks.
Sleep disordered: breathing is common in children due to different processes that might affect / obstruct airflow in the upper respiratory tract causing snoring / apnea.. It is necessary to have a thorough evaluation by her PCP for a complete physical and possibly sleep pathologist to assess her sleep hygiene. They will then determine if your daughter needs to be seen by the otolaryngologist or pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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