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Posted by: anon | 2009-10-29

snoring

what can i do about my partners snoring, i have kicked him out of our bedroom and making him sleep in our spare room with the door closed and i can still hear the snoring, it is getting worse and worse

he has had his tonsils and adenoids removed when he was in his 20' s

he is slightly over weight BUT not that much and even when he was much bigger he did not snore like this sometimes he even stops breathing for a while

it doesnt matter what position he sleeps on - sides back tummy pillow no pillow he just snores

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Dear anon

Your partner may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), a condition with serious outcomes if not managed. He/she will need an ENT examination of the upper airway to exclude possible reasons of obstruction ie. deviated septum, enlarged base of tongue, etc. Then a sleepstudy should be performed to establish the degree and severity of the OSAS. Only then can a suggestion be made regarding treatment. This condition should not be ignored, as it also effects your quality of life, ie daytime tiredness and constant somnulance.

Regards

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