Does the cpap machine stop snoring?
On One Hand: CPAP Machine Eliminates SnoringSnoring occurs when the muscles of your soft palate, tongue and throat relax during deep sleep, causing the airway to narrow. Snores occur when the air audibly vibrates across the tissues of the narrowed passage as you breathe. The CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, according to Mayo Clinic, uses a tube attached to a mask to force enough air through the airway to keep it open and eliminate snoring.
On the Other: Some Find CPAP Difficult to UseAccording to WebMD, the CPAP machine uses a mask that covers your mouth and throat or just your nose, or uses prongs that fit into your nose to force the air into your airway. Some people experience dryness, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and eye or skin irritation from the CPAP masks or nasal prongs.
Bottom LineCPAP eliminates snoring, but users might find the apparatus with its accompanying tube and mask uncomfortable.
Source:Mayo Clinic: Snoring Treatments and Drugs
WebMD: CPAP Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea