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Not the usual suspect

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Not the usual suspect

Post by Katieramsden82 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:36 pm

Hi there, I suffer from snoring and it's not been a massive problem until I started dating my latest partner who is a very light sleeper it seems.

The problem is I am a 34 year old lady who weighs 7st 7 and doesn't smoke or drink and who is active and exercises regularly. So the lifestyle changes they recommend don't really apply!

I've tried a few things not with much luck so I was hoping to get people's own experiences with various products.

I've used a snore ring - it was rubbish.
I've used throat spray which didn't work.
I've bought an 'anti-snore' pillow which didn't make much difference.
I've raised the head of my bed 4 inches and it may be working.
I've just received a chin strap which I'm yet to try!

I do have MS so I'm not sure if this may be related.

I have an appointment with the sleep clinic at the end of the month.

Could diet affect snoring?

Hilarious anecdotes encouraged!

Thank you,


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Re: Not the usual suspect

Post by Sleep2Snore » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Hi Katie,
It is unlikely you have Sleep Apnoea.
However, sometimes the shape of the mouth leading to and including the throat can.
There is no harm in going for a Sleep Study, I would be interested to hear if you have Sleep Apnoea.
Most people snore at some point during the night, just some more than others.
It is usually when the mouth is open and you are breathing through your mouth that snoring occurs.
I see you tried all the rubbish solutions first.
The chin strap might have a slight chance of working if you only snore with your mouth open.
There is one on the market that is quite stiff and quite restrictive around the throat and holds the chin up when asleep, but it is expensive and you need to be careful with it.
I read on one forum that a user (Sleep Apnoea patient) almost choked with it during the night.
However, that is only one person and did they follow the instructions?
If your snoring is coming from the vocal cords I doubt there is much you can do about it.
Wait for your Sleep Study and take it from there.
If the Study comes up blank ask if there is any other specialist you can go to see.
As for MS affecting snoring, I don't know the answer to that.

Why are you going for a Sleep Apnoea study anyway, was this your doctor's idea?
Do you have any symptoms of Sleep Apnoea? Tiredness, Sore mushy head, Toilet visits during the night, irritable, etc.
You just do not fit the profile!
Could diet affect snoring?
Cola or Pepsi. Image There has been mention of it, but at your weight, I would be surprised if it did.
Anything that relaxes you might have a slight effect but as you don't drink, smoke, or do drugs?

I have a good idea, stick your elbow in your mouth every night before going to sleep, that will stop you snoring. Image
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