I Snore

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    May 19, 2011 11:34 AM GMT
    Yes little ole me snores like the fog horn from a cruise ship. My breathing is irregular and heavy to the point people sleepin around me think i'm gonna stop breathing. A guy i was dating a while back decided to sleep on the sofa due to my snoring. It kinda maybe realized that no guy will want to sleep sleep with me if i don't get this resolved. icon_sad.gif

    I looked into getting more information regarding the sleep clinics but i'm not to razzed about wearing some contraption over my face. Are there any supplimental or nutritional alternatives that can alleviate snoring besides surgery and facial devices?
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    May 19, 2011 12:08 PM GMT
    Go to a doctor first and find out for sure what is causing it.
  • LJay

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    May 19, 2011 12:29 PM GMT
    Yes, see the doc. this is not merely a matter of inconvenience. Restricted breathing can mean that you are not getting enough oxygen to yourheart and brain. Serious stuff.

    The cause could be this or that, but knowing what is going on is important to your future health. And no, supplements are not the way.
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    May 19, 2011 12:39 PM GMT
    Thanks guys! I know i really need to see a doctor for this. My 6 day work week schedules makes it hard for me to get it checked out. Although i don't feel my case is life threatening, it just sounds that way according my friends and family. The other night, i woke up to the sound of my snore, boy it was real loud. I just feel there must me other alternatives out there. Sometimes if i don't sleep to well, my energy level is shot for the following day. But overall, i believe that i should give the doc a chance to tell me what my problem is. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 19, 2011 12:50 PM GMT
    Dude. This is serious. Make an appointment with your doctor!
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    May 19, 2011 12:57 PM GMT
    rjb2001 said My 6 day work week schedules makes it hard for me to get it checked out. Although i don't feel my case is life threatening, it just sounds that way according my friends and family.
    Au contraire..
    you are only 31.. If you plan on 'working' much past 50 you had better TAKE the time to get it checked out. Otherwise you'll find out your family and friends were right the hard way.
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    May 19, 2011 3:31 PM GMT

    Yes...it is serious. Severe Apnea can cause sudden cardiac arrest...even in otherwise healthy adults. Long term moderate apnea can wreck your endocrine system. I did two sleep studies....it is easy to fit into your work schedule: i checked in at 9pm and was out of there by 5:30am.
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    May 19, 2011 4:01 PM GMT
    You need to go to a doctor and get this resolved, its serious. I have a friend that this same condition and was diagnosed with sleep apnea. He was constantly tired and it was starting to wreck with his work as well as other issues. His father also was diagnosed, but unfortunately before treatment he died of cardiac arrest.

    He now is under treatment using a mask and aspirator as initial treatment...he now is able to sleep well, rested.

    You might need a mask or might be another treatment, but you need to be tested to see how serious your condition is. I encourage you not to wait.
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    May 19, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    It's a medical condition .. work can wait! and if they dont, get a different job!
  • iHavok

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    May 19, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    As far as the C-Pap/Bi-Pap, there are many options for masks and cannulas to fit your individual feel, and while a lot of users express initial fear of discomfort (almost universally), 1-2 nights with it on provide such a different in sleep quality, they don't balk ever again.


    Yeah! Bring on stuff I know for once!

    Just make sure you get your sleep study done in a clinic (insurance rarely covers sleep studies done at home), and get it prescribed and you are golden.
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    May 19, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    do some research on sleep apnea. It's not good to let it go for a long time but you don't need to start making your funeral arrangements.

    First make an appointment with your GP to get some baseline labs. I know it sucks to only have one day off and go to the doctor...but you should do it.

    He/she will then refer you to an ENT if its appropriate and they can set you up with a sleep lab.

  • barriehomeboy

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    May 20, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
    You're snoring because of the position that you're sleeping in. Lay on your side, or face down but that's now so good for your back. If that doesn't work, there's a new sleep aid out that you wear like a mouthguard. It must hold your tongue forward, but I can't imagine that happening without triggering a gag reflex. Maybe you don't have a gag reflex though, in which case you should call me soon! :-)
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    May 20, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    I think they made something to make the snoring stop. I read a blogpost about how snoring starts; somethig bout inside your nasal cavity being narrow that it kinda makes that weird noises"a.k.a snoring"when you breathe.... i forgot that certain thing or object......

    and yes, get it checked out. :O
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    May 20, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    I think its cute when guys snore icon_redface.gif
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    May 20, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI think its cute when guys snore icon_redface.gif
    Mhm, i dont really mind if guys snore; im already used to my Dad snoring(his snores sound like Elephants having sex......or a Humpback whale just died :shockicon_smile.gif......so um, snores for me is music to my ears. icon_razz.gif

    Sexy Guy Snores are always sexay XD.
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    May 20, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    I'm sure that I'm not going to express this exactly, clinically/technically right. Please don't eat me alive.....

    Just because you snore doesn't mean that you're breathing is stopping, but everyone is right. It's something to check out, sooner rather than later.

    That being said, another thing to consider in how long you wait to get it checked out is the relationship between sleep apnea, and high blood pressure, and diabetes. When you stop breathing, you stop getting oxygen. Eventually your body responds by giving you a little jolt of adrenaline. It's the same adrenaline that is secreted if you were being chased by a bear, and does the exact same thing, releasing glucose into your blood stream to feed your muscles for the flight. Except that you're not running. You're lying still, and the overall effect is like eating donuts in bed all through the night. Your body doesn't care where the sugar came from.

    Imagine that someone stands next to your bed and shakes you every so often, maybe a couple times a minute, maybe every few minutes. Not enough to wake you all the way up, but enough to disturb you. The whole time, they're slipping sweets into your mouth. You wake unrefreshed. You don't feel like working out because all you want to do when you get done with work/school, is go home and get some rest. You gain weight. Maybe because of the donuts you're eating all night, maybe because you're too tired to work out. Mix in things that relax you, like alcohol, food, or other drugs, and you just amplify the situation responsible for obstructing your airway. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Doesn't matter. You feel crappy and stuck.

    Sleep studies aren't wonderful, but they aren't awful. CPAP machines (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure?) are one form of treatment. They aren't sexy and take a little getting used to, but they can change your life if you have sleep apnea. Actually waking up feeling rested and ready for the day becomes addictive (even if you like like Gonzo from the muppets, or a take on Hannibal Lecter). I love my auto-PAP machine and don't leave home without it.

    Good luck.
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    May 20, 2011 5:23 AM GMT
    BiItalianBro said
    Yes...it is serious. Severe Apnea can cause sudden cardiac arrest...even in otherwise healthy adults. Long term moderate apnea can wreck your endocrine system. I did two sleep studies....it is easy to fit into your work schedule: i checked in at 9pm and was out of there by 5:30am.


    Yeah, i have to see if can find a sleep clinic here in taiwan where i live. Unfortunately this is kinda of a small city really, so i'll have to do some research and find a clinic. Thanks for the advice!
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    May 20, 2011 5:25 AM GMT
    _KiwiM0nst3r_ said
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI think its cute when guys snore icon_redface.gif
    Mhm, i dont really mind if guys snore; im already used to my Dad snoring(his snores sound like Elephants having sex......or a Humpback whale just died :shockicon_smile.gif......so um, snores for me is music to my ears. icon_razz.gif

    Sexy Guy Snores are always sexay XD.


    Lol, my ex took a while getting used to my snore. He says after my breathing gets shorter and shorter, when i hit the boom, i reset lol! Sometimes I look into his eyes the next morning to see if I was bad...
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    May 20, 2011 5:26 AM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI think its cute when guys snore icon_redface.gif


    um, you probably haven't heard this one yet, but most peoples reactions are icon_eek.gif
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    May 20, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    Thank you guys, i appreciate all of your advice and will put more effort in getting checked and diagnosed. Sooner than later! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 21, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    rjb2001 said
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI think its cute when guys snore icon_redface.gif


    um, you probably haven't heard this one yet, but most peoples reactions are icon_eek.gif



    HAHA well I have an aunt that I can hear her on the other side of the house and if I'm not asleep before her It takes me like a good hr to fall asleep.
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    May 22, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    rjb2001 said
    _KiwiM0nst3r_ said
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI think its cute when guys snore icon_redface.gif
    Mhm, i dont really mind if guys snore; im already used to my Dad snoring(his snores sound like Elephants having sex......or a Humpback whale just died :shockicon_smile.gif......so um, snores for me is music to my ears. icon_razz.gif

    Sexy Guy Snores are always sexay XD.


    Lol, my ex took a while getting used to my snore. He says after my breathing gets shorter and shorter, when i hit the boom, i reset lol! Sometimes I look into his eyes the next morning to see if I was bad...


    O_O..icon_razz.gif