Forum · Sleeping on stomach with sleep apnea or still snoring

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[-] ReservedWhiteKangaroo6396 +0 points · 6 months ago

Has anyone ever noticed a difference in your sleep apnea when you're sleeping on your stomach or a difference in your snoring? I am a chronic stomach sleeper (been sleeping on my stomach my whole life) and I still have sleep apnea and still snore like crazy. I was wondering if this is an indication that there's still an issue with the throat muscles blocking the airway or if sleeping in this position can still cause snoring. The only way I understand why we snore is if our airway is partially blocked but how can it be blocked if we're sleeping on our stomachs? I have allergies and sinus issues (mainly sinus headaches) so I was wondering if that could be causing the snoring or sleep apnea even though I lay on my stomach. I know snoring can indicate sleep apnea but is it possible snoring could cause sleep apnea? Could "nasal snoring" or snoring from sinus issues cause sleep apnea? I've recorded myself sleeping and when I snore, it sounds nasal or it sounds like I'm trying to blow my nose!

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[-] Sleep +0 points · 6 months ago

you can snore in any position, snoring can be an indicator of obstruction, would recommend following up with your doctor.

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