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I snore pretty violently, or so I'm told, and then all of a sudden one night I just stopped. What could be the cause?

Asked by poofandmook (17033 points ) November 17th, 2011

A few months ago, I actually thought I had strep throat… and when I went to the doctor, we discovered I’d just had a really horrible night of snoring.

For weeks, my boyfriend has ended up sleeping on the couch most of the night.

And then all of a sudden, he said I stopped. I still snore a little bit, but it’s a light snore that so many people do. For the past 3 weeks or so, it’s practically disappeared. The only change in my bedtime routine is that I’ve been trying to sleep without the TV on (for the first time in 20 years)... same bed, same time… nothing has changed.

Coincidentally, I’ve not been waking up in the middle of the night like clockwork, and I’ve been having some of the craziest, most vivid dreams I can remember.

What the heck could be going on?

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bkcunningham's avatar

Since you aren’t watching television to fall asleep, you might be sleeping in a different position.

Coloma's avatar

Have you stopped drinking alcohol or lost weight?

Alcohol and overweight often causes snoring

poofandmook's avatar

actually, a few nights ago was the first night I got drunk in a while. And I’ve probably gained, not lost. lol

poofandmook's avatar

@bkcunningham: Nope, same position.

bkcunningham's avatar

Hhmmm. I don’t know unless you’ve had a sinus problem with possibly drainage, post nasal drip, that has cleared up. Did the doctor do anything for you when you thought you went for the sore throat.

Meego's avatar

I have snored very loudly since I was about 5. I got a new bed and voila! I no longer snore so loud. I agree that changing positions may make you stop. More often than not sleeping on your back causes a lot of snoring because the way your jaw drops.

MacBatman31's avatar

Could be sleep apnea. My Grandmother has that and she used to take paint off the walls with her snoring.

poofandmook's avatar

@macbatman31: pretty sure I have that too, but it doesn’t explain why it stopped.

Though it looks like he spent some time on the couch last night. I have jinxed myself, methinks.

poofandmook's avatar

@meego: I’m a restless sleeper; I turn over a lot. Hehe I used to sleep in my grandma’s bed at our summer place when I was a kid and she said I would sit up, turn, and flop back down. She said it was like sleeping in a waterbed :)

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