Common "Snoring" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I am a 35-year-old female with a problem of severe snoring. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female, and I have a severe problem of snoring. I start snoring every night which disturbs my husband's sleep, and he even has to go to the next room and sleep. Kindly suggest treatment. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Snoring may be a part of a complex condition called obstructive sleep apnea or may occur without sleep apnea. The primary cause is an obstruction in the upper airway which is accentuated during sleep as the muscles tend to lose their ton...  Read Full »

How to identify the cause behind skin allergy in my child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter was born six months ago with a weight of six pounds. Her current weight is approximately ten pounds now. From 3rd month of her age, she has got skin problem. We started formula feeding along with breastfeeding at that time. She got skin redness and some sort of problem in her ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagasirisha Naredla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). By what you are telling it is looking like allergic skin disorder. This can be due to anything being applied on her skin, sometimes due to cow's milk allergy, etc. Does your child have fever or ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my son to feel sleepy all the time?

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 do...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is he experiencing symptoms such as snoring, disrupted sleep, or morning headaches? It's possible that he could be dealing with sleep apnea, a condition marked by temporary breathing pauses during sleep, leading to fragmented sleep and lowered blood oxygen levels, as wel...  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 »

I am experiencing a sore throat, especially at night and when waking up. Is it related to an infection?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been a month actually. I was feeling all good until four weeks back, and suddenly my husband got a fever for a day. The next day onwards, I was feeling unwell, just throat pain. Sometimes on the upper side of the throat, sometimes on one side or the other. I consulted a general phy...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, I am delighted to welcome you at I read your query and understand your concern. Sorry to know the suffering you are going through. I will try and help to the best of my ability. As your pictures show, there are not many abnormal things that can be seen. There is a bit of lymph ...  Read Full »

I am a 34-year-old male with grade 1 obesity. I also have intermittent apnea, snoring, and back pain. What is the best treatment option for me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male with a weight of 235.89 lbs and a height of five feet. I have a BMI of 33. I have obesity grade 1 which got complicated with snoring, intermittent apnea, waking up with weak and scattered joints, and back pain. My vital signs are within normal limits. There is n...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Basically, a BMI (body mass index) of 33 puts you in a category of obesity. This needs to be addressed as early as possible, because the faster you lose weight the better your health will be. I would suggest you consume 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 lower...  Read Full »

Can mouth guard prevent snoring?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. My weight is 231.48 lb. I snore a lot during winters, and it disturbs the sleep of my family as well. I had been trying to lose weight but not successful. I read that mouthguard can help in reducing the snoring. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Snoring is a problem that may be associated with other symptoms of sleep apnea. There can be several causes of snoring, which include obstruction right from the nose to the throat. If you do not have other sleep apnea symptoms, snoring may be attended to by simple met...  Read Full »

Will weight reduction help in controlling the habit of snoring?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know why one side of my palatopharyngeal arch seems larger than the other. I noticed this about two weeks ago. I had a tonsil stone on that side around a week ago. There is no pain. I suffer from airborne allergies and allergic rhinitis. I have a history of asthma. And I have t...  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I carefully studied the pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It appears that on one side, there is mild inflammation which makes it appear as though it is on a lower level compared to the other side. For treatment I suggest tablet Cetirizine ...  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 »

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