Snoring - Other Treatment

Other treatment for snoring includes continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and other breathing devices.

Nutritional counseling can help people who snore and are overweight.

Other treatment choices

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the preferred treatment for sleep apnea. In rare cases, CPAP is considered for snoring. For information on CPAP, see the topic Sleep Apnea.

Oral breathing devices sometimes can treat snoring, especially if it is caused by jaw position during sleep.

Nasal dilators (such as nose strips and disks) can help keep your airways open while you sleep. Nose strips widen the nostrils and improve airflow. Nasal disks have a valve that makes it harder for you to breathe out. This causes a little back-pressure in your airways that may help keep them open. You can get many of these devices without a prescription. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your options.

What to think about

Many products claim to cure snoring. Some of them may provide some help, but others may be of no value or may be harmful. Even if a product helps reduce your snoring, it is important to see a doctor, because snoring is the main symptom of sleep apnea, a potentially serious condition.

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