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Old 25th January 2010, 13:57   #1
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Unhappy How can I stop snoring?

Well we all know what snoring is, and I知 sure there are a couple of snorers out here as well.

Noting to be proud of, but I知 also a part of the not so talked about group. But I guess I致e had about enough and want some fix to my damm snoring habit.


Please Help.

House remedies, doctors, equipments, etc etc, all sort of suggestion are welcome.
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Old 25th January 2010, 14:06   #2
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I guess yoga breathing exercises like nadi shuddi and kapalabhati might help you solve this problem.
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Old 25th January 2010, 14:39   #3
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My Problem is i have a nassel correction to be done, My nose is tilted towards the left by a mm or two . PNS xray revealed i have a blockade, and i was informed by the doc that i might loose my sense of smell if the surgery goes wrong, so snoring do i really care once i am sleeping?

On a sreious note my mom used to give me warm milk, she said it opens up the nasel tract. I have no clue how effective this is. There are some clips available which can keep your nose open, they suggest a routine and if you follow that you can get rid of this snoring habbit very soon, i dont know their effectiveness though.

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There is this nasal strip which helps in reducing snoring - check out the advertisement on TV.

Else - you need to change your sleeping posture - lying on your side - the pillow size also helps.

you can clean/flush the nasal passage before going to bed.
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Old 25th January 2010, 14:43   #5
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Use that nasal strips "breathe easy".This will help you out. But these strips are for sinus problem but will help you also.The other best non medicine remedy is to sleep sideways or with face/stomach down. One more remedy is to sleep with your mouth close if you want to sleep faceup.
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Old 25th January 2010, 14:49   #6
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@promod: even i never used to care, but now that i'm married, (wife is a very light sleeper ) i have to think is remedies now.

Thanks for the responce guys...

I've tried a strips... didn't work at all ...
Sleeping postures also dosn't really help :(
I must try out milk.
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Get a PNS X-Ray done, this will let you know if you need a correction or not. once in every 2-3 years i used to get a nasty headache and i got it done to see this reveliation. Sleeping sideways, on your chest, mouth closed doesnot help.

My wife used to be a light sleeper initially, now she snores loudly and i sleep extreamly light dreaming of my dog talking to me .

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Have you heard of Sleep Apnea. Google for it. My friend had similar snoring problem, and it turned out to be a nasty reason behind it. Sincere advise - stop home and hear-say remedies and run to a good doc.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_apnea

Not to scare you, but get a Overnight Sleep-Study done... You will look like Murphy from Robocop for a night, but its worth it. My friend paid ~5,000Rs for a night's study and it worked wonders in finding out his problem...

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Where is this sleep-study done?
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Stop using a pillow. I dunno about those with medical conditions but a pillow is widely believed to impede breathing as well as put your head in an unnatural position. If you're sleeping on your back, you don't need a pillow at all.
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Old 25th January 2010, 18:04   #11
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@svsantosh---Where is this sleep-study done?
Dont know Khoj, just check with any Doc. My friend got it done at a 2nd tier City in TamilNadu called Trichy. So i am sure it should be available in a big place like Delhi/Mumbai...

PS - My friend paid 2,500Rs for 1 night of Sleep Study.

Its called Polysomnography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polysomnogram

Ps - I googled for it and learnt it a 'Condition' of the breathing system, So i am guessing you need to go to a Respiratory Specialist. The place is called a "SLEEP LAB".

Delhi.
http://lrsitbrd.nic.in/
http://lrsitbrd.nic.in/dept_polysomnography.htm

Mumbai
http://www.expresshealthcaremgmt.com...trends01.shtml

General Article on Snoring...
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...how/421429.cms

Snoring? Danger ahead
Kounteya Sinha, TNN, 13 November 2006, 12:04am

NEW DELHI: Does your husband snore excessively while sleeping? Don’t take it lightly. For he could be suffering from Sleep Apnea, a debilitating sleep and breathing disorder that results in cessation of breathing for 10 seconds, at least five times per hour of sleep. Untreated Sleep Apnea can cause life-threatening conditions like high blood pressure, ultimately causing heart attacks and stroke. It also increases risk of diabetes, impotency, irregular heartbeats and automobile accidents due to excessive daytime sleepiness caused by disruption of normal sleep patterns at night.

ENT specialist from AIIMS K K Handa says nearly 60% of those who snore suffer from Sleep Apnea, the most common of which is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Handa along with S K Sharma, HOD (medicine) of AIIMS, has just published a study, validating the Berlin Questionnaire and identifying patients at high risk of OSA, in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.

The questionnaire is the first sleep apnea screening survey to identify those at high risk who can subsequently benefit from sleep tests like overnight Polysomnography. Two-year-long study found men aged between 30 and 50, who are obese, snore excessively while sleeping and suffer from hypertension and daytime sleeping syndrome, are at higher risk of suffering from OSA. It also says that 3.6% of India’s population (36 million people) suffer from OSA.
As part of the study, 180 of the 320 adults screened were asked to fill the Berlin Questionnaire that posed questions like do you snore, how often do you snore, has anyone noticed that you stopped breathing during your sleep, do you choke while you sleep, how often do you feel tired after your sleep and do you have high BP?

As many as 104 of these patients were marked to be in high risk category and made to undergo an overnight Polysomnography. Over 90% of them were found to be suffering from OSA. Handa told TOI: "Since everyone can’t undergo a Polysomnography test in India, we wanted to use the questionnaire to identify those at high risk, who should take the test. Polysomnography tells us where the obstruction is and what can be done to rectify it." Over 90% of people who have sleep apnea don’t know that they have it.

Usually, it is the bed partner who first notices that the person is struggling to breathe during sleep.

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Do you sneeze when you get up from bed in the morning? If you do check and see if you have an allergy to dust mites or something.

Allergy can cause heavy snoring like in my case. Try and see if changing pillow/bed covers everyday helps. In my case a clean pillow case makes the difference between heavy snoring and complete silence. Afterwards i visited a doctor and did a scan which revealed a tilt in the nose which causes allergy, which in turn aggravates the tilt!. chicken and egg story. But a nasal spray helps now. If its not caused by allergy, you need to see a doctor because heavy snorers are prone to breath/cardiac arrests. you may need to sleep over in the hospital for them to do a sleep study. If you are overweight or have loose muscles, then you need to fix it first. Yoga is a nice way to work on your throat/nasal muscles.

Nose patches/clips etc are not a permanent solution, a surgery may correct it.
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I found the link below, which is helping me a lot.

Been using a couple of rigid plastic balls in a sock stitched to my pajamas, doing this for the past week with good results !

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders...pnea-gadgets#2
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I too have a snoring problem but I know I also have nasal polyps which maybe causing it. I have been doing jal neti kriya for the last 1.5 years every morning which has helped in keeping my nose unblocked and reduced the polyps too but they haven't gone away completely.

I will visit an ENT soon to have it checked but I will not have a surgery for sure. I will try and take care of the polyps with natural or homeopathy methods.
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Has anyone here gotten a sleep study done of late? I am curious to learn about any such insights from BHPians - what study to get done? The cheap vendors in Gurgaon only want to use the pulse oximetry / nasal flow from devices like ResMed ApneaLink Air: http://cdn.sleepreviewmag.com/sleepr...12/HST2014.pdf

Given the expense (its 9-10k min) of the test and the high costs of the CPAP (30-50k), I would really like to make sure that I am tested well, and then I buy the right machine. Advice from others on the same path would be very useful.
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