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23year old snoring T1DM

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Nimster, May 20, 2013.

  1. Nimster

    Nimster Type 1 · Member

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    I am 23 years old with type 1 diabetes. For a couple of years now my partner cannot sleep due to my 'loud snoring and heavy breathing' whilst I sleep. I am 10 stone and have a BMI of around 21 (so I am not overweight).

    He wears earplugs to bed however the snoring is so loud there is nothing else he can do on his part to block out the snoring.

    He says the snoring and the heavy breathing have no relationship on whether I have been drinking alcohol that evening or not as I know alcohol can make snoring worse.

    I would like to know if anybody else between the age of 18-30 with T1DM has this problem, if they got it medically checked out/given a diagnosis, and things that you have tried that have stopped you from snoring.
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Possibly it's Sleep Apnea, there's a strong correlation between diabetes and SA so it might be worth mentioning to your gp or diabetes consultant.
  3. hale710

    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 23 and snore also, i weigh just over 8 stone so same as you it's not weight related. I don't think mine is quite as bad, but then my partner snores too so it only bothers him if he's awake already!

    I'm having my tonsils removed soon for an unrelated issue, but I've been told it might help with the snoring too!
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