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Severe snoring and headaches. How can it be treated?

Hi, I am going to my first ENT appointment tomorrow for severe snoring and headaches . I have been checked out by other doctors in the past and they can not find the cause and that is why I am going to try an ENT. My headaches are severe and frequent. Most of my headaches will eventually move down my neck and I will also experience flushing. I am a male and I am 49 years old. I suffered with hay fever and allergies most of my life along with headaches. When I hit 40 my hay fever improved.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
Snoring most often occurs due to obstruction in the upper airway, including throat, nose, etc. ENT evaluation is good to look for any obvious causes of obstruction to airway passage.
In addition, you would also benefit from a sleep study (polysomnography) to look for any obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Headaches could be because of OSA, less sleep at nights and migraines.
Treatment would help you in both the conditions.
I hope this helps.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Mon, 2 Sep 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Payman Hajiazim's  Response
Hi there, thanks for asking. I completely agree with Dr. Kumar. In addition, headaches could also be related to obstruction of the airways at night. Lack of oxygen can cause headaches which are worse in the mornings. Obstructive sleep apnea is common in men after 48 years old age. I wish you a good health.
Answered: Mon, 2 Sep 2013
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