Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT) Questions Snoring

My nose is runny and I snore. What can I do?

I have a runny nose most of the day and I snore at night. My wife says my breathing while I sleep is still okay but I hate to bother her with my snoring. Not sure what to do to treat this. I tried those breathing strips but they don't work.

4 Answers

Probably time to seek an opinion with ear nose and throat physician who can probably evaluate your symptoms of nasal discharge and reasons of chronic snoring.
Sleep apnea syndrome does not seem to be your problem, snoring is usually due to vibration of the soft palate and tongue retraction. Ear nose and throat physicians are best able to handle this issue with common physical examinations and suggestions.
A good examination with an Ear, Nose and Throat physician will be able to diagnose and manage these issues.
See ENT for evaluation. Lose weight if overweight. Limit alcohol intake. Sleep on side or prone.
Snoring is a potential symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. The first thing is to obtain a diagnosis by having an examination of the upper airway structures, then an overnight sleep study to determine whether there is the presence of sleep apnea.