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#573426 - 06/28/06 07:20 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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If I did, I would have considered that "sick".
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#573427 - 07/07/06 07:14 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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ChicagoGuy,

I PMd you - my husband just completed his sleep study and they want to fit him for teh CPAP. I'd like to ask you a few more questions.

Thanks
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#573428 - 08/25/06 07:33 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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Would the OTC nasal spray work for the problem of rolling over and having the other nostril clogged up? Someone mentioned the Breathe Right strips w/ menthol helping this, but no one said anything about the spray. My girlfriend and I would really like some help! Thanks

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#573429 - 08/25/06 07:48 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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The problem with the nasal spray is that you get what is called a "rebound" effect. You spray, it opens up the sinuses for a few hours, then when it wears off, the sinuses swell back again, sometimes worse than before. Continued use of those sprays also cause them to work less effectively. For example, I have used the 12 hour sprays, which will work for 12 hours for a couple of days; then they only work for 6 hours, then for 4. Trying to get off them is like going through withdrawal; can't breathe, really stuffed for a couple of days.

I only use them when I have a cold that is so bad I cannot get any sleep. Then I will only use them a day or two.

The Breathe Right strips have been helping me. However, MOML says he feels he is sleeping with a linebacker!
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#573430 - 08/25/06 09:49 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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My husband just started using the Breathe Right strips and they work! I no longer end up sleeping on the couch.

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#573431 - 08/28/06 06:01 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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Have you had your tonsils out? That helps with sleep apnea and snoring.




I could've broken world records with my snoring before I had my tonsils out. I was diagnosed with tonsilitis at least 4 times a year all the way up until i was 25. The doctor would not remove my tonsils for the longest time (said they were in there for a reason, and I'm like yeah to make you some money year round). Finally I demanded they be removed even when he told me it was much more traumatic for an adult than a child to remove them. As if tonsilitis were easy to deal with! Anyhoooo, I had them removed and never ever snored again to this day...my hubby could testify. The doc said my tonsils were HUGE and blocked airway.

It's worth a looksie!
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#573432 - 08/30/06 04:04 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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I stand corrected - I used a Breathe Right strip last night, and snored so loud I woke MOML up and he headed for the guest room. He says he pushed me fairly hard, but I did not wake up. This is weird; I used to be such a light sleeper; Mom could wake me with a gentle word. Now, I sleep so soundly, nothing wakes me.

Oh, and I had my tonsils out at age 6, adenoids out at age 9, and some nasal membranes burned out at age 45. The nasal membranes grew back.
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#573433 - 08/31/06 03:24 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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2 medications daily for me for allergies and I don't snore anymore AT ALL - Nasacort Aqua nasal inhaler (prescription) and Claritin (I use the generic loratidine - cheaper and identical) which is available over the counter.

The Nasacort does NOT work like other nasal sprays which only work for a short time, etc. It doesn't irritate my nasal passages, either. It's great. It keeps me clear and breathing great all day long, and I love it.

If I were you, I'd see an allergist and/or an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist again now. There've been tons of advances and changes in medical thinking and pharmacology for allergies (if that's what your problem is - you'll need to get seen and tested!) in the 5 years since you've been to that specialist and had your membranes "burned out". Make an appointment! Driving your spouse crazy and both of you not getting a good night's sleep is not worth it. Life's too short...
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#573434 - 09/13/06 02:26 AM Re: Snoring solutions
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Sorry - I read most of these threads and have absolutly no advise. I have seldom heard my husband snore and he claims he has not heard me snore - I think it is because we "die" when our eye's close.

Just be glad you don't walk or talk in your sleep that could cause all kinds of problems!

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#573435 - 09/18/06 08:24 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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MOML snored so loud that it sent me to another room until I purchased one of those clip on fans and attached it to the headboard directed at his face. He sleeps fine and NO MORE SNORING!

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#573436 - 09/19/06 08:41 PM Re: Snoring solutions
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That's strange...never heard of that one (but if it works...why not!?).

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