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Snoring help needed!

Posted by @rosey63 in Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, Jan 6, 2012

I am a 48 year old white female. I began "quiet" snoring about 3 years ago, but the past 6-8 months it has gotten very, very loud. I am one of those people that sleep all night long and can can fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow. There are times, during daytime naps that I have awoken myself by my snoring. It is beginning to have an effect on my 3 year husband is a very light sleeper and this is not helping any! I have taken antidepressants for over 20 years and within the past 9 months have added one at bedtime. I am not a stomach sleeper and my husband says I snore while sleeping on my back or either side. I do not suffer from allergies or asthma. I do periodically have chest pains but a chiropractor recently told me this is nerve pain radiating to the front chest from my back pain. I have an appointment with an ENT in a couple of days but would like to hear from other's with snoring issues and possibly gain something from your stories.

Tags: snoring, sleep problems, Other


Posted by @anon89880224, Jan 6, 2012

Sleep apnea


Posted by @rosey63, Jan 6, 2012

Can you tell me why you say it's sleep apnea? Thanks!


Posted by @anon89880224, Jan 8, 2012

Snoring is one main symptom of sleep apnea.

People snore because their airways are being obstructed.

Just look up sleep apnea. There are devices you can get to help open air ways.

Consult you md, and ask for a sleep study. It will confirm if you Have or don't Have it.

There are also nose strips you can buy to wear at night to open nostrils, that might help too.
Can get them at most pharmacies


Posted by @rosey63, Jan 16, 2012

nost strips DO NOT WORK for me....I have ordered a plastic mouthpiece that will help open my airway while I sleep. I am taking a more conservative approach to finding out what is happening and what will work. Doctor does not believe i have apnea.

Posted by Anonymous-d04ad08a, Mar 22, 2012

Where did you order this from? Do I need to see a doctor and have it prescribed to me or can I just order one directly?


Posted by @fdress4711, Jan 8, 2012

I have been snoring as well. A sleep study had been conducted as well but I think it was a waste of time and money. Got one of these sleep apnea machines which keep me more awake than helping me sleep, however, the pressurized air felt good. Was like my lungs were a lot bigger and more open. Anyway, I purchased one of these plastic mouth pieces which keeps the lower jar pulled forwards. It needs some time to get used to it at first but I have been using it for almost 3 months now and I can only tell you it's cheap and does help.


Posted by @rosey63, Jan 16, 2012

I went to an ENT last week after my initial posting and the doctor suggested I start out with the plastic mouth pieces just like you have. He said it was more conservative to try this first because he does not believe I have apnea. Thanks for your information....glad to know it is helping you.


Posted by @petere, Jan 12, 2012

I wish I could offer some suggestions. When I was growing up, my father snored (and probably still does) so loud the whole house would vibrate, and you could hear him from the opposite end of the house, with doors closed and wearing earplugs. My solution was to move out of my parents' house once I became old enough to support myself.

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Posted by @rosey63, Jan 16, 2012

My huband is not willing to leave the house! LOL As a matter of fact, he won't let me sleep on the couch or the other bedroom - he wants me in bed with him.


Posted by @pcns0001, Jan 13, 2012

is there a reason to say you are a white woman do you think you not suppose to snore or what?


Posted by @rosey63, Jan 16, 2012

No, not at all. I believe any person can snore but I just want to find out if I have a serious medical condition or just need a mouthpiece to open my airway at night.


Posted by @whatsupdoc, Jan 15, 2012

Most of my family have CPAP machines for apnea and it has helped tremendously in providing better rest, more energy, and it helps the heart as it keeps a person's oxygen level regulated during sleep instead of breathing lapses as with snoring or apnea. There are several choices of masks and a sleep test includes testing the machine (and mask) following the first 3 hours or so of sleep monitoring. The amount of air necessary for your personal condition is also determined and applied at this time through the machine. Insurance helps to pay for the machine and many times it can be a rental unit. It is usually purchased/rented through a medical supply facility and they usually have times for patients to have the machines checked for continued accuracy, maintenance needs, etc. A really great way to live longer and better. We are all much better with the machines. We all highly recommend the machines and not giving up on them at all easily; there are so many different ways to use them successfully. Good luck, and get started. The longer you wait, the more stress on your heart and lungs, etc.


Posted by @anon01345522, Jan 22, 2012

I think that you need to have a sleep study to diagnose or exclude sleep apnea - not simply go by what someone says! Depending on the result of that, you may benefit from CPAP devices and there are surgical options too. If you are overweight then losing weight should help too.


Posted by @chabjama4, Feb 6, 2012

I have been single for about 5 years. . .my kids have "joked" about me snoring here and there but I didn't think it was anything too serious. . . anyway, about 3 months ago, my boyfriend moved in and has made a couple of comments, but last night, woke me up really frustrated saying that my snoring was keeping him up and that it has been getting progressively worse. . . . I feel so bad . . .idk. . .I guess as a woman I have this stereotype in my head of it being unattractive and ugly to snore. . .just really feeling sorry for myself right now. . .worrying about having no insurance and getting a bunch of tests done that I can't afford. Talked with a friend who is a nurse, she said try a Netti (sp?) Pot and a decongestant before bed. . .so first things first. . . 🙁


Posted by @xango, Mar 24, 2012

One good way to tell if you have sleep apnea is if you are constantly fatigued. You indicate that you fall asleep as soon as you hit the pillow and you take daytime naps. Are you generally or often fatigued during the day? Forgetful? Those are symptoms of sleep apnea. (Along with snoring, another major symptom). Sleep apnea is extremely dangerous and can lead to heart attacks (from not enough oxygen in your system). I recommend getting it checked out with a sleep study if your insurance covers it.

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