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Why does my husband snore all of the sudden? He didn't until just recently.

Why does my husband snore all of the sudden? He didn't until just recently.

Several thoughts: Several thoughts, recent weight gain, worsening nasal obstruction, recent cold or flu. Snoring occurs when something between the lips/nostrils and the windpipe interferes with air flow. If your husband never snored before and is now that something should be evaluated. He can try a breathe-right strip and see if it helps. If it does it probably is his nose. An ENT doctor can easily evaluate him. ...Read more

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My husband snores badly. Pls help. No one can stand it?

My husband snores badly. Pls help. No one can stand it?

A/W Dr. Pasniciauc: 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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My husbands snoring is driving me crazy. Anything we can do to stop it?

My husbands snoring is driving me crazy. Anything we can do to stop it?

Sleep specialist: Snoring can make relationships stressful, but snoring can also be the first sign of sleep apnea, a much more serious health problem. Many treatment options are available for snoring and sleep apnea. The recommended therapy for sleep apnea depends on its severity, which is usually determined by a sleep study or examination. ...Read more

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How can I get my husband to quit snoring or should I just have two bedrooms?

How can I get my husband to quit snoring or should I just have two bedrooms?

Simple things: You can try simple things like sleeping on his side (they sell sleeping shirts with tennis balls on the back), avoid alcohol and sedative near bedtime, and lose weight. If he is a robust snorer, he may have a condition called sleep apnea, which can be much more serious. Speak to your physician about arranging a sleep study to determine this. ...Read more

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For 10 years my husband never snored. Now he snores! Why now and never before?

For 10 years my husband never snored. Now he snores! Why now and never before?

Body or lifestyle: Could be that your husbands weight or medical condition or habits have changed and this could be the cause of his snoring. Best to see your md for a sleep study to start. ...Read more

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How can I help my husband he snores terribly is there a formula that does not require medication?

How can I help my husband he snores terribly is there a formula that does not require medication?

Non medical tx: There are alternatives to medical treatment of snoring. You can try having your husband sleep on his side or stomach. This may decrease his snoring. Make sure he doesn't have any alcohol or take any sleep medicine prior to bed. While these can help you fall asleep, it relaxes your airway too much and causes snoring. Breathe-right strips help decrease nasal congestion and subsequently snoring. ...Read more

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My husband snores very loudly, what's the different types home remedies or products we could try?

Sleep apnea: Loud snoring could be a symptom of sleep apnea. Rather than attempt over the counter remedies, I would want to evaluate a patient with loud snoring to determine if the snoring was a symptom of a more significant medical condition. ...Read more

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Help! My husband snores super loud! Is there anything, med or a trick that can make him stop snoring?

Help! My husband snores super loud! Is there anything, med or a trick that can make him stop snoring?

Sleep Study: He may have sleep apnea - a condition that can effect his wellbeing if he is not breathing well at night. Get a sleep study to rule this out. Yes - there are some common procedures that can help with snoring. They usually involve improving the anatomy of the nose or the soft palate (back part of the roof of the mouth). Medications probably won't help and may make the situation worse. ...Read more

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My husband wakes me up snoring and gasping for air at night? He is a extremely deep sleeper. Is this something we should be concerned about?

Yes: Snoring and gasping for air at night are symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Left untreated it is related to a number of health issues as well as accidents. He should see his physician soon. If he has sleep apnea, he has more choices for treatment than just a cpap. Many patients are not being told that if they have mild-moderate sleep apnea, first line of treatment can be an oral appliance. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to suddenly start snoring? My husband used to rarely snore, but over the last few months, he’s started snoring really loud almost every night. What could have caused this?

What could cause someone to suddenly start snoring? My husband used to rarely snore, but over the last few months, he’s started snoring really loud almost every night. What could have caused this?

There: There are a few things to consider.
- weight gain can increase the risk for snoring and sleep apnea. Simply getting at weight and comparing it to a year ago will give you an idea on this.
- he might have developed nasal allergies that contribute to nasal congestion and upper airway narrowing.

Loud snoring can be a presenting sign for sleep apnea. I recommend that he discuss this with his primary care physician to see if he needs further evaluation with a sleep study to look for sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How do I stop a snoring husband?

4 main reasons: There are 4 predisposing factors for snoring:
1) being human
2) being male
3) overweight
4) nasal congestion
apparently, there is nothing to be done about 1 and 2, so you need to concentrate on 3 and 4.
You also need to consider the possibility that you are not dealing with simple snoring but snoring as a symptom of sleep apnea.
Overall, snoring is not a laughing matter. I would take it seriously. ...Read more

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How can I stop my husband from snoring?

How can I stop my husband from snoring?

Different methods: Snoring has a many causes, so determing what the cause is would be the first step. It is important to determine whether he has accompanying sleep apnea.
Depending on the cause there are treatments that range from, reducing the soft palate tissue (surgucally/with laser), a CPAP device, or even a dental mouth piece that can reposition the jaw. Nasal breathing strips may help allow better airflow. ...Read more

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How can I get my husband to stop snoring?

How can I get my husband to stop snoring?

Several ways: Change his body position from lying on his back, to his side, and to his stomach; to decrease risk of loss of muscle tone tell him to avoid alcohol, muscle relaxants, sleeping pills prior to bedtime; to improve his nasal breathing have him use breathe right strips, oral decongestants, and otc nasal decongestants (use for 5 days max). He should then see an ENT specialist for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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How should I help my husband stop snoring?

Many alternatives: See your primary care doctor. If there are signs or symptoms of sleep apnea they may want to order a sleep study. If not you could consider using a wedge or a tennis ball t-shirt or a nasal bridge. A dental appliance may help. ...Read more

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Which other stop snoring remedies can my husband try?

Snoring treatment: When you say "other" I don't know what has already been tried so:
weight loss
avoiding sleeping on back
see ENT to check for obstructions- tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum etc.
Have a dentist custom make a device that holds the lower jaw forward to open the airway. ...Read more

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Are there any natural solutions that can stop my husband 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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A few weeks ago my husband started snoring all the time. Is there anything we can do about it?

A few weeks ago my husband started snoring all the time. Is there anything we can do about it?

Recent snoring: If your husband has never snored or snored "lightly" and is now constantly snoring or it has suddenly gotten worse... I would get this checked asap. Sudden onset or recent snoring is not normal. Snoring usually progresses over time. The one exception would be an increase in snoring with allergies/cold/ or sinus infection. If there are otherwise no nasal symptoms... Get this checked by a lcoal ent. ...Read more

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How do I stop my husband from intense snoring? It is when he snorts abruptly that is most annoying.

Evaluation: He needs to be evaluated for sleep apnea. Snoring plus snorting or gasping for air are concerning for sleep apnea. An ENT visit or a pulmonologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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My husband is 41yrs he has heavy chin and snores a lot. Is it really matter of concerns?

Check it out: If he stops breathing at night as well as his heavy snoring may warrens an evaluation for sleep apnea. This can be dangerous, especially as wee get older. The first treatment is weight loss, so if overweight, may want to start there. ...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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My husband was diagnosed of rbb lately and will see a cardiologist for further evaluation, can sinusitis or snoring cause this rbb?

My husband was diagnosed of rbb lately and will see a cardiologist for further evaluation, can sinusitis or snoring cause this rbb?

Obstructive sleep: Apnea can cause right heart strain in some instances & result in acquired rbbb. He will likely get an echocardiogram as part of his evaluation. ...Read more

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Can rhinoplasty correct chronic snoring? My husband is considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, but is it possible that it will cure his chronic snoring as well? .

Can rhinoplasty correct chronic snoring? My husband is considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, but is it possible that it will cure his chronic snoring as well? .

Maybe: If his snoring is due to a deviated nasal septum, a septorhinoplasty could potentially cure it. But there are other causes of snoring. A good ENT doctor can diagnose the cause. ...Read more

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Will an oral device prevent my husband's snoring due to apnea? I've been trying to get him to get something done to stop his snoring, and I'm pretty sure he has apnea. He won't go get it checked out though, and I thought maybe telling him about oral devic

Will an oral device prevent my husband's snoring due to apnea? I've been trying to get him to get something done to stop his snoring, and I'm pretty sure he has apnea. He won't go get it checked out though, and I thought maybe telling him about oral devic

Some: Some patients with sleep apnea can be evaluated with a home sleep study which means that your husband will not need to come to the hospital for a night. He would still need to see a qualified sleep specialist prior to conducting a home sleep study.
Take care. ...Read more

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My husband snores extremely loudly and gets tightness in his chest. What can I do?

My husband snores extremely loudly and gets tightness in his chest. What can I do?

Get it checked out!: Seek medical help to determine to cause of your snoring. Typically a collapse airway is involved and today, a simple overnight take home sleep test can provide all the information needed to determine if a potentially life threatening, life shortening condition of obstructive sleep apnea may be at play. Do it, it may save your life! ...Read more

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Me and my husband are newlyweds and we cant sleep in the same room because of his snoring any ideas of things that could help?

Me and my husband are newlyweds and we cant sleep in the same room because of his snoring any ideas of things that could help?

Sleep Study: A sleep study might be a good idea for your spouse to rule out Sleep Apnea. If your husband complains of poor sleep quality, or if he has Hypertension or other medical problems, treatment for sleep apnea could improve his health - and your sleep quality. ...Read more

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My husband grinds teeth and snores. How do I help him treat this?

My husband grinds teeth and snores. How do I help him treat this?

Grinding and snoring: Are more common than one thinks. Osa (obstructive sleep apnea) affects millions if people. There are many oral devices that are effective - best to consult with an ENT or a dentist who is trained to diagnose and treat osa. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My husband complains that I snore a lot when I sleep. Is this due to allergies?

My husband complains that I snore a lot when I sleep. Is this due to allergies?

Maybe a little: Snoring is due to airway obstruction. Any blockage between the nostrils/lips and the windpipe (trachea) can cause snoring. The most common area of obstruction include the nose, palate, uvula, tonsils and tongue. In as much as snoring has some nasal causes, if your allergies make it harder for you to breath through your nose then they can be related. An ENT doctor will be able to check your airway. ...Read more

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Husband snores BAD. Also, recently has been extremely tired, and always falling asleep. Should I be worried?

Husband snores BAD. Also, recently has been extremely tired, and always falling asleep. Should I be worried?

Obst. Sleep Apnea: All his symptoms may be related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea which is associated with snoring.And since he is snoring bad. It may be so. He needs to consult his doctors and need Sleep Studies and if diagnosed with that there are options of1 Lofe style modification including weight loss if over weight, C Pap with mask at night, Drntal appliance, and uvuloplasty in some may help. ...Read more

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My husband snores very loudly when asleep and sometimes he normal breath also noises? Why is this happening?

My husband snores very loudly when asleep and sometimes he normal breath also noises? Why is this happening?

See below: He could have obstructive sleep apnea based on the description you provided. This is where you do not get enough oxygen in your body at night. It is confirmed with a sleep study. If it goes untreated, it can cause fatigue, joint and muscle pain, weight gain, hypertension, depression symptoms, and eventually increase his risk for stroke. Have him see his dr. And hope this helps. ...Read more