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SNORING

Condition and Symptoms

Snoring is very common and usually caused by structures such as your tongue, mouth, throat, airways or nose which vibrate as you breathe.  Snoring happens because these parts of your body relax and narrow when you are asleep. Nasal obstruction can contribute to snoring.

Treatment

After Mrs Bentley has taken a detailed history and examination a clear management and treatment plan will be arranged. An endoscopic examination is usually needed during the initial consultation (under local anaesthetic spray) which helps identify the cause of the snoring (although often multi-factorial). If a sleep study is needed she will arrange and she might arrange a sleep nasendoscopy ( passing a small flexible endoscope under sedation) to identify the cause of the snoring then a bespoke treatment plan can be arranged including surgery if indicated.