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Who snores? What do you use?

Dude I work with here who says he doesn't sleep well himself and his roommates complain that he snores. Now he is a pretty hefty guy and he says he don't remember it getting bad till he got around 300lbs...I'm no expert but I wonder if snoring can get worse with weight gain? He's wanting to try those anti-snore sprays, but I'm pretty sure that'd do nothing (at least from what I recall seeing on a Fox report a few years ago). My suggestion was to try those nasal breathe strips, but I know nothing short of surgery that can help him. Gotta be something...what's worked for you?
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Breathright... and it has gotten worse when i gained some weight, dunno if that's the standard though
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Dude I work with here who says he doesn't sleep well himself and his roommates complain that he snores. Now he is a pretty hefty guy and he says he don't remember it getting bad till he got around 300lbs...I'm no expert but I wonder if snoring can get worse with weight gain? He's wanting to try those anti-snore sprays, but I'm pretty sure that'd do nothing (at least from what I recall seeing on a Fox report a few years ago). My suggestion was to try those nasal breathe strips, but I know nothing short of surgery that can help him. Gotta be something...what's worked for you?


Well I had the surgery and sometimes still snore. Has he gone to an alergist? Maybe he just has alergies and can get on some meds

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My grandfather snores bigtime, so does my dad, so do I. We're not 'big' guys either(5'6"-5'8" 170-185lbs)

I heard about that surgery where they trim some of that skin to the left and right of the 'punching bag' thing in your throat.

I heard about breathe right but never tried it. I think I'm gonna give it a try.

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I have tried breatheright strips and the sprays and niether helped me, but can't say they won't help someone else. I snore worse with more weight gain too.
I don't snore every night(according to wife) but when I do I am exhausted the next day and my throat is wrecked.
I have seriously thought about the surgery technique but..... I hate going to doctors.

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My snoring has gotten worse as well and i went to the doctor. He told me about the surgery BUT told me my weight has alot to do with it. The problem is the belly weight pushes on the Abs when you are on your back and if you are on your side it pulls as well. I tried the stuff called Snore Stop and it works pretty well. Its a spray that basically numbs the shit out of your throat. Try that. Maybe it to will work.

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Well I don't know much about snoring or why it happens, but I'll pass along the info and let him read these suggestions. I snore myself sometimes, but it's not as bad as what he's describing...that would suck.
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Weight, smoking and alcohol are all major contributors to snoring.
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Dude I work with here who says he doesn't sleep well himself and his roommates complain that he snores. Now he is a pretty hefty guy and he says he don't remember it getting bad till he got around 300lbs...I'm no expert but I wonder if snoring can get worse with weight gain? He's wanting to try those anti-snore sprays, but I'm pretty sure that'd do nothing (at least from what I recall seeing on a Fox report a few years ago). My suggestion was to try those nasal breathe strips, but I know nothing short of surgery that can help him. Gotta be something...what's worked for you?
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sleep side way, or face down.
urban legend, or i'm special lol i can snore oon my damn side.
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when I used to live at home, I lived above my parents. I could FEEL my dad snore, that's how bad it was. he never could fix it.
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My experience is when I get heavier it gets worse.

Probably the best thing you can do is loose some weight.
other things can factor in.

if your nasal passage is constricted it puts more pressure in the back of your mouth and it pulls the rear/roof of your mouth down causing even more of a constriction.

they have surgery that is sometimes sucessful
They sort of cut out or laser that area in the rear of your mouth then they drill out your nasal passage to allow better flow.. sort of like a porting job

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I've heard I can snore pretty good.

Ear plugs seem to work. Not to block out the snoring. . . but the bitching about it!












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Actually I snored really bad as a child. It pretty much went away after getting my tonsils removed though. Not sure if I snore now though, I'm usually asleep
I don't get any complaints from the wife though.

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Something simple that might help is the right amount of rest. I'm no doc but I know when I've been told I snore it's usually because I'm exhausted. Other than that I'm pretty quiet. Maybe the cat should get some sleep and keep a regular sleep habit to help. Just a thought.
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My wife snored really badly, she finally had the surgery, all I have to say, is I now sleep pretty good Although when she's exhausted her breathing is heavy not actually a snore.

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Something simple that might help is the right amount of rest. I'm no doc but I know when I've been told I snore it's usually because I'm exhausted. Other than that I'm pretty quiet. Maybe the cat should get some sleep and keep a regular sleep habit to help. Just a thought.
You(most people)are tired because you are snoring during your sleep and you stop breathing(sleep apnea) which wakes you up, hence not getting a good nights rest.

Try any over the counter stuff such as breath right strip's($10) cheap

Ask doctor for sleep study(better have insurance $2000ea)
One to find out problem, another to try/set pressure on CPAP

May recommend CPAP machine ($2000)
Insurance, especially HMO, will want you to try the machine first.
If CPAP doesn't work Surgury ($10,000-$20,000) not guarenteed.

The doctor will say lose weight, stop smoking.
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Weight is directly related to snoring...search it on the web.


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The more you weigh and the more fat you have the more pressure it not only puts on your heart, but also your lungs, throat etc.......actually the fat around the neck narrows your breathing passage.. My advice would be to drop some of that stubborn fat by doing cardio for 45 mins a day 3-5 days a week...along with a low fat/low carb diet.
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You(most people)are tired because you are snoring during your sleep and you stop breathing(sleep apnea) which wakes you up, hence not getting a good nights rest.

Try any over the counter stuff such as breath right strip's($10) cheap

Ask doctor for sleep study(better have insurance $2000ea)
One to find out problem, another to try/set pressure on CPAP

May recommend CPAP machine ($2000)
Insurance, especially HMO, will want you to try the machine first.
If CPAP doesn't work Surgury ($10,000-$20,000) not guarenteed.

The doctor will say lose weight, stop smoking.
I'm slim so it's not a weight thing. But I'll ask my girl and try the strips. I don't think I'm a constant case.
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You(most people)are tired because you are snoring during your sleep and you stop breathing(sleep apnea) which wakes you up, hence not getting a good nights rest.

Try any over the counter stuff such as breath right strip's($10) cheap

Ask doctor for sleep study(better have insurance $2000ea)
One to find out problem, another to try/set pressure on CPAP

May recommend CPAP machine ($2000)
Insurance, especially HMO, will want you to try the machine first.
If CPAP doesn't work Surgury ($10,000-$20,000) not guarenteed.

The doctor will say lose weight, stop smoking.
Just got my CPAP machine yesterday. I'm wondering if anybody else has used these things and what they (or significant other) think of the results.

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Yes weight is a main factor, I used to wake my wife up all the time. over the last year and half I have lost 30 lbs and quit smoking, my snoring has gotten better as I dont wake her up anymore




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Just got my CPAP machine yesterday. I'm wondering if anybody else has used these things and what they (or significant other) think of the results.
My ex girlfriends dad had one. He loved it. He used to have sleep apnia (sp) so bad, he'd fall asleep driving or eating or whatever. Now he sleeps very soundly and has no issues. He stated it took a while to get used to the mask. He was also self concious about having to carry it with him on vacation etc.

I've snored since I was little kid. Really bad. Really Really bad according to Wink when we were camping. Worse than Hix I'm told!

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My dad had one of those machines. He seemed to like it. Of course seeing him having to use of of those is one of the reasons I went on a health kick, lost weight and quit smoking. Not the only reason but one of the big ones.




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