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Diagnosis: Snoring Doctors Examine Medication Use
When diagnosing causes of snoring, doctors will examine whether or not medication you are taking may be a factor. The specialized snoring doctors of Eos Sleep, formerly the Manhattan Snoring and Sleep Center in New York City will work with patients who are prescribed these medications by their doctors for solutions that are tailored for their total medical needs.
Several medications have side effects that can cause snoring. Examples include:
- Medications that Relax Air Passageways: Tranquilizers, sleeping pills and antihistamines relax the muscles in the throat and upper air passageways which can lead to snoring.
- Pain Medication (particularly Narcotics): A drug that causes sedation can cause snoring.
- Oral Contraceptives and Estrogen: Oral contraceptives and estrogens can cause hormonal changes that affect the upper airway passages.
- High Blood Pressure Medication
While there are basic physical and lifestyle characteristics that doctors examine when diagnosing your snoring, there are also environmental factors that cause snoring, and worsen your symptoms.
Read more about these environmental factors.