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sublime_15
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I'm going on a trip to an amusement park with my boyfriend and his family. We'll be staying at ahotel, and since Im a girl I'll be in a seperate room with his mom and step mom and i snore! Really loudly. My friends are always saying that i wake them up and i sound funny. I dont want to spoil our trip by waking them up, not to mention its sorta embrassing. Is there anything i can tape (Lol) so i dont snore just during that ONE night. I dont really believe in buying non snoring meds or stuff like that, and home remedies?? Thank you, Adrienne
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As a person who snored to the point of sleep apnea, I've had many remedies suggested to me. For most people, snoring occurs when sleeping on one's back. One folk remedy I'm told is quite effective is to sew something into pajama tops (such as a tennis ball) that will make sleeping on the back uncomfortable and cause the snorer to roll over off the back.

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While I can't suggest any home remedies for snoring, I just thought I'd mention that it might be a good idea to you get yourself checked out by your GP or an ENT to make sure your snoring is harmless or whether it can be dealt with.

I snore, too, and after getting checked out, found out what was the reason for my snoring (scarring from when my tonsils were removed) and will have a tiny operation to deal with it this summer.

Snoring can be caused by a multitude of reasons, such as allergies, anatomic features (small nasal passage for example) etc. Like Bobo said: for many, snoring is worst when sleeping on their backs. If your snoring comes from your nose and you breathe during your mouth at night because you don't get enough air through your nose, a nose cream containing menthol might temporarily make your nasal tissue swell down and help.

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My orthodontist told me awhile ago that I was a heavy mouth breather. Does that have anything to do with it?
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well, it would be a good idea to ask your orthodontist that.

fact is, if you breathe through your mouth in your sleep, the tissue in the back of your mouth (around your palate), which relaxes as your blood pressure drops when you sleep, might move in the "wind" your breathing creates in your mouth.

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Looks like I'll have to pull an all nighter, or wait till everyone is fast asleep
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