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Kindly suggest ways to cure the snoring.

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Published At October 23, 2018
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Patient's 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?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 airway especially during sleep due to lax airway and narrowing of airway due to obesity or excessive fat deposition. You need to undergo ENT examination if you have any symptoms of nasal stuffiness, recurrent tonsillitis to rule nasal causes of obstruction.

Thyroid function test, polysomnography which is a sleep study to confirm the diagnosis and extent of disease, the pressure of CPAP needed. In treatment, the first thing is weight loss. You need to have low fat, calorie diet in order to loose weight. Cure for this is weight loss. Secondly, CPAP which is mask and device, and pressure during inspiration and expiration during sleep in order to keep your airways patent and avoid this from happening. Also, regular exercises are very important. Chest physiotherapy and yoga will be helpful. So, you either get this done or visit nearby sleep specialist or pulmonologist.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiology

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