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If my husband doesn’t stop snoring, I may kill him.

I don’t know what to do. I can’t get another sleepless night. I’ve heard dental problems can cause snoring. Is there anything that can be done to stop it?

Elle M. – Connecticut

Elle,

It’s likely your husband has sleep apnea. The snoring is caused by the way the muscles in his throat relax when he’s asleep. When the airway is partially blocked, it leads to snoring, when it is completely blocked it is sleep apnea.

Sometimes your medical insurance will pay for at least a portion of a sleep study so you can find out what is going on with him. ┬áIf it is sleep apnea it can be treated. It’s important to note that this is something that does require treatment. It can negatively impact his health, sometimes with serious consequences.

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