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If you have difficulty breathing through your nose during the day, your CAID treatment may improve your nighttime snoring. However, if you
can breathe comfortably during the day, and your only problem is at night when you are lying down, then you may have a borderline nasal! obstruction that worsens with lying down. Either of these problems can be treated with medications, either prescription or OTC. Occasionally, j you can take a low dosage of oral decongestants if you are acutely con - I gested, often as small as a pediatric dose. Don’t forget that decongestants I are like amphetamines and can affect your heart and prostate over the j long term. Thus I do not recommend long courses of oral deconges - j tants and rarely recommend topical nasal decongestants. Instead, I often I prescribe nasal steroid sprays, which are great at reducing the inflamma - I tion that can cause snoring.

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There are various forms of surgery to treat sleep apnea. Of the treatments that have been mentioned for snoring, the Pillar procedure can also improve mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Like snoring, OSA is linked to increased weight gain, and there are several medications that can help bring your weight, and therefore your sleep apnea, under control. The medical
CPAP If you are diagnosed with OSA, the most common treatment is a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. The CPAP machine is no more than a generator connecting a hos
If your doctor believes that you have sleep apnea, he or she will suggest that you participate in an overnight sleep study, also known as a polysomnogram. The polysomnogram is the
Luckily, sleep apnea is both easily identified and effectively treated. The most important first step is to keep a sleep diary for 2 weeks. The sleep diary will help your doctor de
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may also be connected to sleep apnea. In an important study by the American College of Gastroenterology, it was found that patients with slee
This initial hit of inflammation would probably lead you to believe that you had come down with a simple cold.