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Is my snoring nasal or mouth?

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Is my snoring nasal or mouth?

Post by Guest » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:05 pm

Hello everyone

I'm Lucy and I would really appreciate some help.
I have had sinus issues pretty much all my life, I've also had nasal polyps in the past and I have this weird thing where I can randomly smell smoke even when it isn't there (I have had this checked out and its not a brain tumour as is sometime the case I think it is genuinely sinuses) Well I recently got into a relationship but my snoring is causing me problems, I;m keeping my partner awake and I am too stressed to sleep and end up making it even worse. I really want to find a product to help me, but given my issues I don't know if I need a mouth guard or nasal dilators or something different. There seems so many products on the market with varied reviews and I'm getting so confused. I can sometimes hear myself making like humming noises in the night which sound like the are coming from the back of my throat.
Could anyone who has had any similar symptoms advise me of what has helped for them?

So grateful!
Lucy

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Re: Is my snoring nasal or mouth?

Post by Sleep2Snore » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:24 pm

Hi Lucy, I will try to get back to you later.
Bit of a hurry.
If I forget just say something here and I will get the NEW POST flagged up. :)
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Re: Is my snoring nasal or mouth?

Post by Sleep2Snore » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:42 pm

Hi Lucy,
Nearly everyone snores to some extent, so don't stress yourself up about it.
Have you been to the doctor to see if he can do anything to help?
I can sympathise with you though, my sister is bothered with her sinuses and has a tendency to snore.
However, it might not be them that is causing you to snore, it is usual that snoring comes from the throat rather than the nose, though this can happen.
If you are a bit overweight or have a thicker neck than normal, this can cause snoring.
Some people find that nasal dilators help, but this is the fewer than the majority.
I saw a video of someone that made them at home using thick mains electrical wires, they worked well for him.
Be careful or these dilators on the market, there is a lot of them do very little or nothing to help.
A lot of the mouth things you get do very little to help either.
The only ones that will help is the fitted MAD devices, but they will only help if it is either the shape of your jaw or your tongue that is offering to slip back into your throat.
The best place to go would be your doctor for advice, he may send you to see a specialist at ENT that might be able to help, they might send you on the a Sleep Clinic, The doctor might send you there, though the doctor is more likely to send you to ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) first to check thing out. There are sprays you can get, though how good they are I don't know.
Try going to your doctor, some are sympathetic, other will just tell you to live with it, but tell them you can;t live with it, or at least your boyfriend can't. Good luck, let us know how you get on, sorry I can't be of any more help.
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Re: Is my snoring nasal or mouth?

Post by LucyL » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:56 pm

I'm so sorry for the late reply to say thank you!

I seem to be having a bit of help with Somnoguard 3 plus rhynil and have posted to ask for help with this guard as I think I could improve how I use it. I have used the snorelab app and mostly I get a score to say I snore lightly for anything between 1% and 9% of the night. When I play it back some of the sounds are me being very restless rather than snoring. I personally don't think that's too bad? I'd really like to get an idea of where that stands in terms of generally compared to others. My boyfriend has said I seem to be a bit quieter, but I'm still conscious of it when he stays over and I think my worry about disturbing him is in some ways worse than the snoring. I'm only small and of average weight and I take regular exercise so it's not that which is causing it I don't think. I drink alcohol maybe once a week but not a lot and it doesn't seem to impact.

I guess I just have to plod on and hope it continues to improve! I might see if I can get an ENT referral but I've done this before and it didn't really go well!

Thank you so much
Lucy

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