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How to stop my loud snoring with over-the-counter stuff?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Duct Tape
Actually you can't stop snoring with otc stuff.
Clinical studies have actually shown that there is really no effective otc treatment for snoring. While some may help for individual circumstances.. All are uniformly poor in outcomes. You may want to try simple things like breathe right nasal strips or a mandibular advancment device - otherwise see your local ENT for an exam and work up.

In brief: Duct Tape
Actually you can't stop snoring with otc stuff.
Clinical studies have actually shown that there is really no effective otc treatment for snoring. While some may help for individual circumstances.. All are uniformly poor in outcomes. You may want to try simple things like breathe right nasal strips or a mandibular advancment device - otherwise see your local ENT for an exam and work up.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Patrick Melder
The other thing that I would strongly consider is a sleep study. Loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea - a serious medical problem. In the right patient population - you may be at high risk. Check "STOP-BANG" questionaire via google.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Agree and strongly recommend getting a sleep study to rule out obstructive sleep apnea first. If it turns out you are snoring without sleep apnea, then look at conservative, but effective ways to reduce snoring. Best ways are lose weight if overweight, avoid alcohol close to bedtime, sleep on your side. Oral appliances, Pillar procedure, LAUP are options to discuss with your ENT.
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Snoring
Be sure you do not have sleep apnea first with a sleep test - if you only have snoring you need an appliance that will bring your jaw forward and not bother your jaw check with your dentist to see if they treat snoring first.

In brief: Snoring
Be sure you do not have sleep apnea first with a sleep test - if you only have snoring you need an appliance that will bring your jaw forward and not bother your jaw check with your dentist to see if they treat snoring first.
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not easy
Lound snoring is not only annoying, it can be a sign of a much more serious problem called sleep apnea.
This cannot be fixed by otc products. It is dangerous and can contribute to a host of health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease and others. Talk to your md about getting a sleep study to confirm.

In brief: Not easy
Lound snoring is not only annoying, it can be a sign of a much more serious problem called sleep apnea.
This cannot be fixed by otc products. It is dangerous and can contribute to a host of health problems including high blood pressure, heart disease and others. Talk to your md about getting a sleep study to confirm.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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