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What treatment is there for snoring ?

i m snoring, salivated during sleeping
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for posting query.
They are so many causes of snoring among them obesity, nasal obstruction or any infection, neoplastic or polyp in the pharynx are common. It is necessary to identify if the patient has any such associated causes.

There are so many ways to control snoring. It includes

a) Life style changes like weight reduction, exercise, quit smoking, avoid alcohol and sleeping pills, established regular sleep pattern, etc.
b) Bedtime remedies such as Clear nasal passages, Keep bedroom air moist, Elevating your head four inches may ease breathing and encourage your tongue and jaw to move forward, Avoid caffeine and heavy meals, Sleep on your side, etc.
c) Throat exercise - regular 30 minutes exercise can strengthen muscles in the upper respiratory tract and thereby reduce snoring.
d) Medical managements - If all above methods doesn’t work then we advise medical methods.
They are Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Dental appliances, oral devices, and lower jaw-positioners
e) Surgical managements - Traditional surgery such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), Thermal Ablation Palatoplasty (TAP), tonsillectomy, and adenoidectomy increase the size of your airway by surgically removing tissues.
f) Newer technique - Laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) and somnoplasty remove parts of the soft palate to reduce snoring using lasers or radiofrequency signals.

Please consult an ENT surgeon for further opinion about the proper management of your case.
Best Wishes,
Dr Sourav Ganguly.
Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Excessive snoring and salivating in sleep could indicate obstruction mostly due to obesity. You need to lose weight. Stop eating spicy food, junk food, colas, pastries. Eat fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. You can elevate your head by 4 inches which also reduces snoring, while sleeping. Do brisk walking exercise everyday 40 minutes. Drink plenty of water. You could be having components of sleep apnea syndrome, maybe some nasal obstruction to to secretions, deviated nasal septum which makes you breathe through mouth. Better to get examined by ENT Surgeon for proper management.
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