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Bighambo95

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Hey guys. Everytime I pass 250lbs I start snoring like you wouldn't believe I keep my whole house up all night what can I do ?
 

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You likely need a cpap machine, unless you already have one.
Go to the doctor and get a sleep test.
I’ve used the night strips before, you know the pieces of plastic that you stick on your nose. It works ok.
 

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ive been on a cpap for 5+yrs. Almost life changing how i felt after using it for a about a month. Still sucks wearing the mask but the diff i get to sleeping with out , worth it for me.
 

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If you drop some weight then you will be fine.

There was a expert said most of the time its weight related. But then again most people can't lose weight and keep it off.
 

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As suggested I would go get a sleep test. But most problems with bronchial constriction come from weight gain if you don't constantly snore.
 

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When I gain any water weight and my neck grows - I snore. When I got leaner it completely disappeared.
My wife rolls me on my side from time to time and not for a kinky reason lol, I don’t snore sleeping on my side.
When I put weight on, I sleep with a pillow between my knees designed to keep you in that position and it works.
 

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ive had it all my life , even as a kid. Should of got it addressed waaay earlier. Doc said i just have a ton of tissue? around my throat. Theres a lazer deal where they hack abunch of tissue away. The surgery isnt Guaranteed to actually stop the apnea. So i opted for the cpap machine.

Dont have time right now to get into details but one of the best things ive done 👌
 

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ive had it all my life , even as a kid. Should of got it addressed waaay earlier. Doc said i just have a ton of tissue? around my throat. Theres a lazer deal where they hack abunch of tissue away. The surgery isnt Guaranteed to actually stop the apnea. So i opted for the cpap machine.

Dont have time right now to get into details but one of the best things ive done 👌
I was thinking of getting one. Is there any cheap options to buy one?
 

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If ur in Ont , i believe most /all of the cost is covered (threw ur doc) Not sure about buying one not threw doc (sleep study)
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It's not Bronchoconstriction Per Se. More of an airway collapse due to the extra weight of the neck/throat muscles.
Sleeping on the side and front def helps. I was on such a low pressure~ 9 mmH20 that my sexy respirologist recommended I sleep on my sides and front, to which I thought " super easy, barely an inconvenience" if I'm able to spoon her and grind her from on top! :p The somewhat false positives emerged when the wiring and subsequent CPAP studies made it viable for on back sleeping only.
I don't think that it's possible to return to airway stasis as was had before a lifter gained considerable muscle on chest, shoulders, Neck and traps. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong?
Perhaps No overnight gains via adhering to a tighter diet and avoiding agents known to cause massive water and fat gain?

I firmly believe if one diets and gains only quality muscle at a rate of 6-8 lbs for years 2- completion, it may be possible to prevent the transient collapse during sleep. I say this as for many lifters,1st year gains/mass is often off the charts ~ 10-18 lbs. If one could control this to a degree, you may be able to stave off OSA ( Obstructive sleep apnea) and stretch marks almost completely.

I think, as with anything, if you're a back sleeper for most of the night then CPAP compliance is not difficult. If you prefer the sides and front, It can be challenging although totally doable. I'm reconsidering since my shoulders get real sore after sleeping on the sides all night. It's like partial internal rotation for 6-8 hours lol.

Weight control is paramount for all our health ailments as we get older 37+
My last sleep study showed Moderate to severe Hypopneas when on my back, without CPAP. I recommend a firm board under a 4-6 inch firm mattress and sleep on your back. CPAP if needed. Shifters ~ side to side or side to front etc.. still induce micro-awakenings But Not Hypopneas because of the arousal required to shift positions.

As @Sorbate recommends, you still need that sleep study BUT I'll bet my bottom dollar you'll have significant awakenings during an 8 hour period. Tis the typical occurrence after 240 lbs.
@Bighambo95 If you don't have considerable apnea/hypopneas try the Nasal strips. If useless then buy ear plugs for all during this Xmas.
 

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@Bighambo95 Look into getting Uvula surgery for removal. Even if not effective fully for sleep apnea it stops the fluttering and suppresses the snoring. If you still have tonsils and adenoids , then get the trifecta performed.
 

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“then get the trifecta performed”

I should of got that done , it even sounds awesome 😆

(still have all three)
 

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:censored: ... Just don't get your tongue removed Upjohn cuzz ya know, it's useful for certain things every now and then :p:ROFLMAO:
 

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A specialist determined my tongue is way to big for my mouth ... as a result I snore heavily, talk funny and bite it a lot.
 
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