Special treatment for Snoring

Depending on the severity of your snoring and other symptoms, we may want to conduct a sleep study. Sometimes we use polysomnography; you are connected to many sensors and observed overnight.

During the sleep study the following information is recorded:

  • Brain waves
  • Blood oxygen level
  • Heart rate
  • Breathing rate
  • Sleep stages
  • Eye and leg movements


To treat your snoring, we likely will first recommend lifestyle changes, such as:

  • Losing weight
  • Avoiding alcohol close to bedtime
  • Treating nasal congestion
  • Avoiding sleep deprivation
  • Avoiding sleeping on your back

For snoring accompanied by Obstructive Sleep Apnea, we may suggest:

  • Oral appliances.Oral appliances are form-fitting dental mouthpieces that help advance the position of your jaw, tongue and soft palate to keep your air passage open.

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
Upper airway surgery