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Snoring General Procedure
The most common causes of snoring include:
Allergies and nasal stuffiness
An enlarged uvula
Your tongue dropping to the back of your throat causing an obstruction.
The first step will be to come and see us for a detailed consultation which will allow us to assess exactly what is causing your snoring. This will last about 30 minutes and will include a physical examination of your nose and/or throat. We’ll ask you about your medical history and symptoms and ask you to fill in an Epworth questionnaire which will help us determine whether or not you are suffering from sleep apnoea.
After your assessment your patient coordinator will go through the various treatments available and explain what results you are likely to achieve.
Snoring can cause a sore or dry throat, especially in the morning. This is often due to sleeping with your mouth open causing the throat to dry out and become scratchy or sore.
Snoring at night can disrupt the quality of sleep causing you to feel tired during the day.
Being overtired can also put you more at risk of snoring so we recommend following a sleep routine and making sure your sleep environment is the best it can be to help reduce the risk of snoring.
Snoring can cause suffers to wake up with a headache. This is more common in those who have sleep apnoea.
Neck pain is not a common side effect from snoring. Waking up with neck pain may be more down to your sleeping position, mattress or pillow.
Sleep apnoea however can cause headache and pinched nerve neck pain