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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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Is their concern of my really loud snoring? It's so bad and loud that i can't even sleep in my own bed anymore with my husband cause of it.

Is their concern of my really loud snoring? It's so bad and loud that i can't even sleep in my own bed anymore with my husband cause of it.

Snoring is annoying!: Snoring can make relationships stressful, but snoring can also be the first sign of sleep apnea, a much more serious health problem. Fortunately, many treatment options are available for snoring and sleep apnea. See your PCP for consultation and sleep test. ...Read more

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How do I know if my snoring is caused by sleep apnea or not?

How do I know if my snoring is caused by sleep apnea or not?

Sleep study: The only sure way to know is to get a sleep study. Clinical data has proven time and time again that self reported symptoms and even a clinical exam by a doctor do not accurately predict apnea in a snoring patient... Get a sleep study. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm told that I have bad morning breath. Is it caused by snoring, or just due to sleeping late?

What to do if i'm told that I have bad morning breath. Is it caused by snoring, or just due to sleeping late?

See a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth and gum disease. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. 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 sleeping on my back and snoring cause chest pain?

Can sleeping on my back and snoring cause chest pain?

Doubtful: The position you sleep might cause musculoskeletal pain, but lying on your back and snoring probably won't. If you are having chest pain you really should discuss this with your doctor. ...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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