Help With Snoring

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  1. Homerj123

    Homerj123 Well-Known Member

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    Hey everybody. Since you're my other family, I figured I'd ask you guys for some help to stop or at least turn down the volume of my snoring. I've been doing it for years now and my wife says sometimes it's so loud that when she goes into the living room because she can't sleep, she can still hear me loud and clear. I don't think it's sleep apnea, she says my breathing/snoring is consistent and there's no stopping or gasping for air while I'm asleep.

    I know I need to lose a few pounds (I'm overweight, but no where near HPE overweight), and I'm working on it, but is there anything I could do in the mean time without surgery or drugs? I've tried breathe right strips (my wife says they lower the volume somewhat) and the "throat sprays" that are supposed to relax the throat, etc. to no real avail. I would also rather not sleep with a big machine on my face since I tend to sleep on my side and sometimes stomach.

    Thanks in advance. :sleep:
     
  2. IfTheyOnlyKnew

    IfTheyOnlyKnew VIP Extreme Gold

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    Can you elevate your head a bit? Maybe with some pillows?

    I have found that rolling my husband onto his side also helps. The snoring really only happens if he's flat on his back.
     
  3. Bye You!

    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    No joke. Find a dentist to make you a snoring appliance and give that a try.
     
  4. Homerj123

    Homerj123 Well-Known Member

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    I sleep on two pillows to keep my head elevated because I've had bouts of acid reflux (also probably due to being overweight) and I do tend to mostly sleep on my side, but so far no luck.
     
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    I've thought about that and have seen the commercials for similar stuff, but I have a small (probably irrational) fear about sleeping with something in my mouth, like it'll become dislodged and I'll choke on it or something.

    Plus, removing some gooey (possibly morning breath smelling) thing out of my mouth in the morning, makes me want to gag.
     
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  6. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    Go to a sleep study ASAP.Leaving your diagnosis to your wife is a mistake. You will be wired up all over your body, but they will be able to read volumes of info about your sleeping. That's the first step. Avoid self-diagnosis. There will also be tons of questions that need to be answered, about meds or drinking, the way you sleep, family history, etc. ONLY AFTER you are studied will any treatments be suggested.
    My bro-in-law called it "life changing". A friend said it was a "life saver". Personally, it made a big difference. With the CPAP machine and no more alcohol, I have no problem falling asleep (like I used to), n o more snoring, and at this point, no apnea, no longer use the CPAP. I could sleep for 10 hours if needed, as opposed to the 4-5 hours a night MAX I got for the last 10-15 years. I put off doing this in 2000, and all those years of apnea and snoring gave me cardiomyopathy. So, if you feel weird about wearing a mask and shit, don't do anything about it. Just get your will in order for your wife's sake.
     
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    What @lilbuddy67 says. Better safe than sorry on the sleep apnea front. A CPAP can save you from cardiac issues later down the line...my Mom snored for years, finally got a cpap, but it was too late, she got a horrific arrhythmia from sleep Apnea.
     
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    Divorce cured my snoring. It's fool proof.
     
  9. Homerj123

    Homerj123 Well-Known Member

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    Ouch. If that's not telling it like it is, I don't know what is, but duly noted. My ENT gave my a prescription for a sleep study a while back, but I forgot about it. Maybe I'll call him and see if I can get another one.
     
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    Lose the weight fatso.
     
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    Or change your avatar.

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    1. Lose Weight
    2. Sleep in guest room
    3. Fuck your wife silly so she sleeps better
    4. Get your wife foam earplugs
     
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    Sleep with one eye open, gripping your pillow tight
     
  14. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Oh, that's a nice headlock, sir. VIP

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    How much do you weigh OP?
     
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    Around 250, height 5'11". Trying to lose at least 50 lbs.
     
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    Lilbuddy is right about the sleep study. In the meantime give Breath Rite strips a try. I wear them so that my mouth isn't dry all the time. I sleep much better with them.
     
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  18. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    I was starting to do that loud gasping for breath thing in my sleep but I lost 20 or so pounds over the course of several months and it stopped. I never tried to find out if it was apnea. I'm not skinny but losing even a bit definitely helped for me.
     
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    http://www.vitalsleep.com/?utm_sour...ntent=snoring devices&utm_term=snoring device

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    I am an expert. I snore,wife snores. I filled out 1 questionaire,results say take sleep test.Then another questionaire,results say I don`t need sleep test which usually leads to sleep apnea machine. so,I decided not to take the test,so no sleep amnea machine. Wife snores allot,I block my ears with wax sometimes,every year due to wax buildup in my ears I need to go to a dr. who extracts the wax,so a big fucking hassle the whole thing.