Snoring is the noise caused by the vibration of the tissues when air passes through the relaxed airway during sleep. The sleep quality of the snorer and the friends or family is affected. Snoring can also be indicative of obstructive sleep apnea. Causes include overweight, nose block due to infection, poor tongue and throat muscle tone, alcoholism, etc. Sleeping on the side with an elevated head position, reducing weight, avoiding alcohol and smoking are advised. Oral appliances to prevent airway obstruction are available. Snoring can affect heart health, increase blood pressure, and cause a stroke.

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Is noisy breathing in newborn an alarming symptom?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 50 days old now. Her birth weight is 6.3 pounds and her current weight is 9.2 pounds approximately. At the time of her birth it was noticed that, some type of snoring noise suddenly arose with her breathing. Child specialist suggested me that nothing to worry about as it wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your question and listened the recordings (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. By listening to the audio, it seems to be laryngomalacia. In laryngomalacia, the muscles of larynx are weak and so the child makes this type of noisy sound...  Read Full »

My son is feeling sleepy all the time. What is his problem?

Query: Hi doctor,My son of 23 years is feeling sleepy all the time, walks while sleeping, sleeps while standing and falls asleep while traveling in a car. He has concentration problems and very irritable. He is overweight. Of late, even his speech is not very clear. What is the problem? Which specialty doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Does he snore? Is he having problems like interrupted sleep, morning headaches? Is his TSH normal? Most likely, he is having sleep apnea. It is a condition characterized by temporary cessation of respiration in sleep leading to interrupted sleep, low oxygen levels ...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of snoring?

Query: Hello doctor, Sometimes, I snore at night. It disturbs my wife. If I turn on my side, the snoring stops. But can you suggest ways to cure the snoring?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is likely related to obstructive sleep apnea. Do you also have any symptoms like interrupted sleep, unrefreshed sleep, morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, etc.? These may be the associated symptoms. It is a condition characterized by obstruction of upper airw...  Read Full »

What are the signs of tonsillitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 15 year old daughter always gets sick. When I take her to the doctor, every time he used to say it as viral infection. This is the fifth time in a year she has been sick with the same symptoms. Her symptoms are cough, low fever, sore throat and yellowish white colored mucus covering h...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me first enlighten you about tonsils. Tonsils are a pair of soft tissues located on either side of your pharynx. They are lymphoid tissue and play an important role in immune system to fight infections and act as first line defense for throat infections. Active inf...  Read Full »

I started snorning and have gained weight. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I started snoring like three months ago. I sleep less now. The only lifestyle change is I gained 5 kg weight. Could snoring be the first symptom of ALS? Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should know that weight gain can lead to snoring and sleep apnea (a disorder caused by low oxygen during sleep). Snoring is not a symptom of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), but the obstruction of the airways causes it, probably caused by the weight gain. If ...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some medical devices to stop snoring?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to buy some equipment or medial device to prevent snoring during sleep. It should be safe and be able to buy online, preferably FDA approved.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Snoring while sleeping is usually associated with sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which pauses occur in breathing during sleep. Symptoms usually occur due to obstruction of the airway.For the treatment of snoring, we have to treat the sleep a...  Read Full »

How can I stop my snoring problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I have breathing problems during night time, sweating in the hands and bottom of my foot. Mainly I am facing severe snoring problem. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If there is heavy snoring, the reason and level for the same have to be ascertained with a nasal endoscopy and fiberoptic laryngoscopy. Night sweats can be associated with a fluctuation of blood sugars or if the oxygen saturation is on the lo...  Read Full »

My mom is snoring since five days. Is it related to her seizure episode?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing to get a second opinion for my mother. She is 40 years old. She had a seizure the day before yesterday. She had got it for the first time during the gestation of her second child 18 years ago. She is using Tegretol 200 mg but not regularly. She has a history of high bp, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She has epilepsy which has recurred due to irregular sleep, stress, and irregular treatment. The sinusitis is not related to the seizures. Her snoring while sleeping does not produce any complications in her brain. Her memory problems may be predominantly attentional...  Read Full »

My father is suffering from breathing difficulty and snoring. Please help

Query: Hi doctor,My father is suffering from breathing difficulty and snoring. Furthermore, he has swelling in his eyes, spine, and abdomen. Are there any tests we need to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Consult an ENT physician (ear, nose, and throat) or a sleep apnea specialist to determine the cause of snoring. Possible causes include nasal polyps (soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses) and...  Read Full »

My snoring reduced after intentional weight loss. How does obesity lead to snoring?

Query: Hi doctor,My family always complained about my snoring. So I went to the gym to lose weight. Now my snoring has reduced significantly. However, when I stopped going to the gym, my snoring increased. Is it relatable?  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Take a sleep study to diagnose sleep apnea because your symptoms indicate sleep apnea. So, weight loss is a better treatment.   Read Full »

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