Patients with large tonsils and/or adenoids have a high incidence of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. When patients lay down to sleep at night, the soft tissue around these structures can collapse and cause airway blockage, resulting in loud snoring and even sleep apnea. Furthermore, during daytime hours, patients may be observed with audible open mouth breathing in order to compensate for the airway obstruction resulting from large tonsils and/or adenoids.
Proper ENT examination can readily identify both large tonsils and adenoids as contributing factors to sleep disturbances.
If you feel you have symptoms similar to those discussed above, feel free to contact us for further assessment and treatment.