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What can be done to reduce/eliminate snoring, without using a mask at night?

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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Lose weight, avoid alcohol, don't sleep on your back (fill a sock with tennis balls, and sew it to the back of a t shirt) use a humidifier, can try a mouthpiece that helps reposition the jaw (see your dentist).

In brief: Multiple

Lose weight, avoid alcohol, don't sleep on your back (fill a sock with tennis balls, and sew it to the back of a t shirt) use a humidifier, can try a mouthpiece that helps reposition the jaw (see your dentist).
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep apnea

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.

In brief: Sleep apnea

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.
Dr. Mark Birnbach
Dr. Mark Birnbach
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Relieve the Blockage

Anything that relieves the airway blockage will lessen the snoring.
Snoring equals a blocked airway. Nasal sprays, weight loss, sleeping with head elevated, nasal surgery, palate surgery or implants, and snoring mouthpieces may be helpful also.

In brief: Relieve the Blockage

Anything that relieves the airway blockage will lessen the snoring.
Snoring equals a blocked airway. Nasal sprays, weight loss, sleeping with head elevated, nasal surgery, palate surgery or implants, and snoring mouthpieces may be helpful also.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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