Not everyone who snores has obstructive sleep apnea, however, nearly everyone with obstructive sleep apnea will snore. This concept relates an important understanding of the nature of snoring. At GNO Snoring and Sinus, every evaluation for snoring begins with an assessment of your risks for obstructive sleep apnea.
“My wife and I would sleep in separate rooms because my snoring was so loud at times. A friend recommended Dr. Anand and he performed an in-office uvuloplasty that decreased the volume of my snore. My wife and I no longer sleep in separate rooms.” –AS
Snoring is produced when turbulent airflow causes tissue to vibrate. The majority of snoring is produced in the region of the soft palate. However, in order to rule out other sources such as large adenoids or tonsils, flexible endoscopy is performed during your visit. This painless minor procedure is performed in a matter of minutes.
After determining the main source of your snore, treatment options are discussed. These range from office based procedures to surgical procedures, depending on your anatomic findings.
Patients are seen after a period of 2-4 weeks. At this point results are assessed and the need for further treatments is determined.