What can I do for severe snoring?

To prevent or quiet snoring, try these tips:

  1. If you’re overweight, lose weight.
  2. Sleep on your side.
  3. Raise the head of your bed.
  4. Nasal strips or an external nasal dilator.
  5. Treat nasal congestion or obstruction.
  6. Limit or avoid alcohol and sedatives.
  7. Quit smoking.
  8. Get enough sleep.

Who should I see for snoring issues?

An ear nose and throat specialist (otolaryngologist) may examine your throat and neck and the inside of your mouth to diagnose the cause of snoring. To find out if your snoring could be caused by a health problem, a doctor may ask questions about: Volume and frequency of your snoring.

What causes horrendous snoring?

Having a stuffy nose during sleep may lead to snoring by reducing the flow of air through the airway and causing the airway to collapse. Allergy or infection8 are the most common causes of nasal congestion, but other contributors include being in a dry air environment or having a deviated septum.

Is there an operation to stop snoring UK?

Snoring surgery treatments can be more effective than non-surgical treatments. Using surgery, The London Clinic’s ENT team will remove tissue in your throat. With less tissue, you have a wider airway, which means that the vibrations in your throat will decrease and your snoring will be less pronounced.

Why is my snoring getting worse?

Your risk for snoring increases if you’re overweight, smoke, drink or eat large meals before bedtime. Also, old pillows, pet dander, pollen, and dry air can also cause snoring.

Should I be concerned that I snore?

Snoring once in a while isn’t usually a serious problem. It’s mostly a nuisance for your bed partner. But if you’re a long-term snorer, you not only disrupt the sleep patterns of those close to you, you hurt your own sleep quality. Snoring can itself be a symptom of a health problem like obstructive sleep apnea.

Is there a medical cure for snoring?

Somnoplasty: A minimally invasive procedure to reduce the soft tissue in the upper airway or back of the throat. Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy: Removing the tonsils and/or adenoids may be needed to prevent snoring.

Is there an NHS treatment for snoring?

Surgery for snoring. Surgery is sometimes used to treat snoring if other treatments don’t help. But it’s not widely available on the NHS, it doesn’t always work and snoring can come back afterwards.

What are the risk factors for snoring?

If you have a structural defect in your airway, such as a deviated septum, or your nose is chronically congested, your risk of snoring is greater. Having a family history of snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.

How do doctors diagnose snoring?

To diagnose your condition, your doctor will review your signs and symptoms, and your medical history. Your doctor will also perform a physical examination. Your doctor may ask your partner some questions about when and how you snore to help assess the severity of the problem.

What can I do to stop my partner from snoring?

Because snoring is such a common problem, there are numerous products available, such as nasal sprays or homeopathic therapies. However, most of the products haven’t been proved effective in clinical trials. If your partner is the one who’s snoring, you may sometimes feel frustrated as well as fatigued.