snoring

loco

Member
anyone know how to beat snoring. it's odd for me when i was younger I had awesome sleep quality, and for the most part slept like a rock. now I sleep harder, wakeup not feeling rested, and snore like you wouldn't believe...to the point my wife can't sleep and she can go across the house and a different room and still hear me loud and clear. and it even wakes my child up on occassion.

I went to a ear, nose, and throat doctor and he did tests, and I had to do a study as well. long story short I ended up with a c-pap machine. it helps a little by forcing constant low pressure of air up my nose and down my throat to control snoring. But the problem still exists on quality of sleep with or without machine. and with machine you still have the constant machine sound of it running and pumpming air. Which happens to be ok for the baby but not so much for my wife. I tried some of the breathe right strips and even the breathe right spray but it helps minimal.

Doc said I have a loosing of the soft skin on the back part of the top pallet. which could be from almost anything: weight gain, etc...

if anyone has any suggestions...well outside of surgery because the insurance company says it's not a medical condition it's a cosmetic one, I'm open. I'd love to invite the CEO to my place for a few nights and let them see if it's a medical condition or cosmetic. thanks guys
 

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doublelongdaddy
Staff member
I am right there with you brother! I actually have my sleep test coming up on MAY 16. I currently sleep on the couch every night because my snoring is horrendous. I am really hoping this machine works for me but if it doesn't I think I will opt for surgery (if I can afford it) I hate this problem, I am always tired, I have not slept with JEN for months, it is very frustrating. I am also helping weight loss may help too, we will see. If you find out anything, since you are further along than me, please let me know.

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Xulf

Member
My father had the surgery, it helped for a little bit and then went back to how it was. The nose strips didnt work for him either. He still snores, but it has cut back a lot due to non-addictive nasal spray that he uses every night. It clears up the nasal passage to allow clear breathing through the nose.
 

Xulf

Member
Im not entirely sure what the addictive ingredient in nasal spray is, but i would assume that a saline (IE salt water ) spray may work and would for sure be non-addictive. I would suggest just looking at the labels or asking a pharmacist at a local CVS or DrugMart
 
I wear a breathe-right every night when I sleep. It helps for me - at least my gf tells me so.
 

loco

Member
ok let me clear some of this up since been there done that sort of in this area...well minus surgery so far. breathe right is a company that makes over the counter products that are suppose to help you with clearer breathing. they make that patch/strip for you nose and it does work to a point. they also make a anti-snoring spray that is suppose to temp. tighten that soft pallet so you don't snore. The machine is called a C-pap or something along those lines. The machine forces low pressure air back down your throat to prevent that soft pallet from closing or almost closing, depending on the individual. personally speaking weight loss is probably the best bet to try first, then machine (works for some but not me), the surgery (and sounds like same in this case as Xulf mentioned).

heck if someone knew someone looking to buy a C-pap machine I'd sell mine for much less than the $1,200 they run. lol
 
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