DOCTOR'S VIEW ARCHIVE
Somnoplasty... Treatment For Snoring
Snoring occurs only during sleep. Why? Because during sleep the soft tissues of the throat relax and fall into the airway. The most common cause of snoring is thus from excessive vibration of the uvula and soft palate of the throat.
Snoring treatments have been almost as many as the number of snorers. Attempted remedies have included behavioral modification, devices to reposition the jaw and tongue, weight loss, and surgery.
Unfortunately, many of these treatments have had limited success. Or they are too involved to make the "cure really worth the treatment." (Some treatments work by keeping the offending snorer awake all night!)