Specialist expertise: Ear, Nose and Throat, Laryngology, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Endocrine Surgery, Voice Disorders, Dysphagia, Head and Neck Cancer, Salivary Gland Disease, Tonsil/Adenoid Disorders, Hearing Loss, Otitis Media, Glue Ear, Nasal Polyps, Airways Diseases, Otolaryngology, Speech Disorders, Neck Lumps, Surgical Oncology, Thyroid Surgery, Parotid Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Microsurgery, Tracheal Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery.
Structural issues in the nose and throat, most commonly having too much tissue, can disrupt sleep breathing patterns. This can increase your chance of snoring, as the excess tissue is prone to vibrating throughout breathing patterns. In certain cases, this can greatly increase the risk of a patient developing sleep apnoea. Chronic snoring can result in poor sleep quality. This in turn, can cause excessive tiredness and affect everyday life.
The most common structural nasal issues that cause snoring are nasal polyps, deviated septums, and nasal passage blockages. And the most common throat issues that cause snoring are large tonsils or obstruction at the back of the tongue.