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Am a snorer. Does it mean I have sleep apnea . Can snoring be cured?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Snore

Not necessarily. Could be result of fatty tissue gathering in/around your throat, obstruction in nasal passages, effect of alcohol/drugs relaxing the throat muscles, tongue dropping to the back from sleeping on your back, or obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep study would be helpful.

In brief: Snore

Not necessarily. Could be result of fatty tissue gathering in/around your throat, obstruction in nasal passages, effect of alcohol/drugs relaxing the throat muscles, tongue dropping to the back from sleeping on your back, or obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleep study would be helpful.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Maybe not

Most snorers do not have sleep apnea - they just make noise .
Restless snorers who make noise, wake up feeling tired, toss and turn in their sleep, and who have pauses of breathing during snoring have sleep apnea or the more common upper airway resistance syndrome. Have someone watch you sleep. Do y ou have a stuffy nose? Have you gained weight? Go see your doctor or an ENT to find out what's next.

In brief: Maybe not

Most snorers do not have sleep apnea - they just make noise .
Restless snorers who make noise, wake up feeling tired, toss and turn in their sleep, and who have pauses of breathing during snoring have sleep apnea or the more common upper airway resistance syndrome. Have someone watch you sleep. Do y ou have a stuffy nose? Have you gained weight? Go see your doctor or an ENT to find out what's next.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry

In brief: Sleep Study

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.

In brief: Sleep Study

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.
Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dr. Matthew Hyde
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