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Why Does My Husband Snore All If A Sudden
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
4 main reasons:
There are 4 predisposing factors for snoring:
1) being human
2) being male
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
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
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
When you say "other" I don't know what has already been tried so:
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
some people only snore if they sleep on their back, so try avoiding that.
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
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
How do I stop my husband from intense snoring? It is when he snorts abruptly that is most annoying.
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.
My husband was diagnosed of rbb lately and will see a cardiologist for further evaluation, can sinusitis or snoring cause this rbb?
I came into the room and found my husband masterbating in his sleep. He was snoring and definitely asleep. Is this normal? He was angry when I told him
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? .
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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