Snoring can be disrupting to your sleep and your partner’s sleep. Snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea, which can cause you to not get deep, restful sleep. Snoring can also be loud, keeping your partner awake at night.
During normal breathing, air passes past the tongue, soft palate, uvula, and tonsils on its way to the lungs. During sleep, the uvula and soft palate often vibrate, which causes the sound of snoring. Snoring can also originate from the walls of the throat.
Surgery can be a successful way to reduce snoring and treat sleep apnea. There are a number of procedures that can help with snoring including somnoplasty, which reduces habitual snoring by removing or stiffening tissues such as the uvula and soft palate. If you are interested in learning more about what treatments are offered, please reach out to our team of qualified specialists.
Snoring surgery side effects
Snoring surgery side effects include:
· Pain and soreness
· Sore throat
· Physical discomfort such as the feeling of having stuck in your throat or on top of your mouth
· Dryness in your nose, throat, and mouth
· Trouble breathing
· Change in your voice
If you develop a fever after surgery or have severe pain, seek medical attention immediately.
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