Frequently Asked Questions on Snoring


What is snoring?

Snoring is noise caused due to the vibration of soft tissue in the back of the throat. Snoring is a common issue and can be the cause of significant relationship problems.

What causes Snoring?

The structures that may obstruct the airway to cause this disruption and therefore snoring are:

  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Turbinates
  • Abnormally Relaxed Muscles
  • A Large Tongue or Tonsils
  • Excessive Weight
  • The shape of the head and/or neck 
What are the risks associated with sleep anea?

Sleep apnea increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke. It can also be associated with obesity and diabetes. People with sleep apnea are often feel excessively tired during the day which may even pose the risk of workplace and automobile accidents.

What are the treatment options of sleep apnea?

Treatment options for sleep apnea include: CPAP, UPPP surgery, or minimally invasive treatments (Pillar Procedure, Laser Tonsillectomy, Turbinate Reduction) and Oral Appliances.