Hi. In recent yrs have a problem with snoring. I ama 47 yrs woman,smoker. I wake up several times a night,from snoring. also very dry mouth. Sometimes wake up feeling like I am choking. takes me a min to calm down and get drink of water. Taking some medications for hypertention and predislone. Any suggestions?cath278
hi,please consult the doctor to rule out sleep apnoea syndrome.There can be number of causes for snoring like deviated nasal septum,throat weakness causing the throat to close during sleep,Mispositioned jaw, often caused by tension in muscles,Fat gathering in and around the throat or Obstruction in the nasal passageway.
Try sleeping on your side. If your symptoms reduce, it shows you may be having sleep apnea. It is a condition where breathing stops (apnea) for about 10 second several times during the sleep (mostly in supine position) and you get the feeling that you have not had enough sleep. You don't wake up feeling fresh.
A polysomnography (sleep study) will be helpful in the final diagnosis. Weight reduction will help the situation.
Sleep apnea is a treatable condition. If treated in the mild stages, there is a good chance of a remission.
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