Here are some tips for dealing with Snoring:

  • Avoid sleeping on your back. Sewing a tennis ball into the back of a T-shirt and wearing that as a pajama top will help to prevent rolling over on your back
  • Raise the head of the bed 4 inches or so
  • Lose weight
  • Avoid drinking alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime. Do not take a drink to help you fall asleep
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid medications that relax the muscles (if possible)
  • Don't eat a heavy meal within three hours of bedtime
  • Ask your bed partner to wake you if you snore
  • Exercise to improve your physical condition
  • Try nasal strips or nasal dilators to keep the nostrils open
  • Ask your dentist about oral appliances to help stop snoring and control sleep apnea
  • If the problem is really severe and/or if you stop breathing during sleep get checked by a sleep physician. He or she may recommend a CPAP machine, surgery or an oral appliance.

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Diagnosing OSA

While qualified Dentists play an important role in treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Dentists are not permitted to diagnose Sleep Apnea.