(08-14-2015, 01:54 PM)Shastzi Wrote: The point here is most folks have more apneas while on their backs so by preventing
sleeping on your back you might be able to keep it down even further.
A loud snoring friend shares a house with a mutual friend who sleeps in a room down the hall. The snoring wakes our mutual friend throughout the night - both doors closed - further down the hall!
Our snoring friend is a side sleeper!
Finally convinced our loud snoring friend to see GP/doctor (this past week) and ask for a monitored sleep study at a private hospital that private health fund/insurance will fully cover.
Doctor says there is not much that can be done for snoring and didn't complete a referral for a sleep study. Sent our loud snoring friend to the chemist to purchase one of the anti-snoring devices.
We're now pushing our loud snoring friend to make an appointment with a sleep specialist to have this checked out further. Even if it's not a problem yet for oxygen/apnea and may never be for our loud snoring friend - we're pushing to a least rule that out before the situation progresses to a major problem down the track.
In this particular case and to this thread's question:
"Why is CPAP not "prescribed" to treat snoring?" -
it's not fully known why the GP didn't suggest a sleep study or some form of sleep monitoring.
The best we can do is to push our friend to obtain advice from a sleep specialist.