Sleep apnea is a serious problem and in many cases, it is first noticed because of snoring. Snoring often goes along with this problem and if you notice your partner has short pauses in their snoring or breathing while sleeping, it’s important to talk to a health professional. While sleep apnea may cause a sleep deficit for the patient, in many cases, their partner ends up losing sleep and dealing with insomnia as well. For those reason, it’s definitely important to find out more about how to stop snoring when dealing with sleep apnea.

Lifestyle Changes

If you’re trying to figure out how to stop snoring with sleep apnea, one of the best options is to make some lifestyle changes. Sometimes the snoring can be eliminated by making a few changes, such as adding more physical activity to your life, changing your dietary habits or coming up with a good sleep routine. Many people snore due to obesity and losing just a bit of weight can make a difference. Others snore when they drink alcohol, which can be avoided by avoiding alcohol close to bedtime.

Medical Treatments

Since sleep apnea is so serious, sometimes you may need to seek medical treatments to help deal with the problem and to stop chronic snoring. Doctors often will put you through sleep studies to get a better idea of the problems you are having. Then, you may be prescribed a CPAP machine that will help with both problems. Of course, remember that these treatments only treat the symptoms and don’t effectively cure this medical problem.

Sleeping Position Changes

Sometimes simply changing your sleeping position may be helpful if you’re trying to figure out how to stop snoring that comes along with sleep apnea. For many people, the snoring problem is the worst when they are lying on their back, since it allows loose areas to fall back into the throat. Sleeping on your side will often help to reduce the snoring problem. If you have to sleep on your back, adding some extra pillows to prop you up a bit can help deal with the problem.

Snoring can be bothersome to you and to your partner. Sleep apnea can be very serious and should always be addressed by a doctor. The good news is that you can often deal with the snoring problem to make sure that you both sleep better at night.

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