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

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Patrick Melder
Studies have demonstrated that there are no effective over the counter remedies for snoring. The breathe-right strips might help anecdotally. If they help.. consider seeing an ENT for a more permanent solution.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
If snoring is associated with peroids of not breathing, think of sleep apnea as the problem.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: CPAP

Cpap, or a mask worn on the nose connected to an air machine, is the best treatment for snoring and the possible concomitant sleep apnea.
It does take some time to get used to it, but it is very effective. He should see a sleep doc and get a sleep study for evaluation.

In brief: CPAP

Cpap, or a mask worn on the nose connected to an air machine, is the best treatment for snoring and the possible concomitant sleep apnea.
It does take some time to get used to it, but it is very effective. He should see a sleep doc and get a sleep study for evaluation.
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Oral appliance

Snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea which is a more serious condition.
This is diagnosed by a sleep study and is treated with CPAP which holds the airway open during inhalation. Simple snoring can be treated with an oral appliance which moves the jaw and tongue forward and creates more room in the throat. See your doctor to see what evaluation and treatment seem best for you.

In brief: Oral appliance

Snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea which is a more serious condition.
This is diagnosed by a sleep study and is treated with CPAP which holds the airway open during inhalation. Simple snoring can be treated with an oral appliance which moves the jaw and tongue forward and creates more room in the throat. See your doctor to see what evaluation and treatment seem best for you.
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