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Posts Tagged ‘ Snoring ’

Swollen Uvula | Sinus & Snoring Specialists Austin TX

Why Do I Wake up with a Swollen Uvula?

Patients present to our office frequently reporting mornings where their uvula is severely swollen. The uvula is the little hanging structure in the back of the throat. It is essentially an extension of the soft palate. The patient will typically report that this occurred after a night of severe snoring. It can cause choking and […]


Why Do Allergies Cause Snoring? | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

Why Do Allergies Cause Snoring?

Has your bed partner ever said “you really snored last night”. Seems like it’s usually not a problem unless your allergies are flared up. You may recognize that allergies and the associated congestion can tip you in to snoring but may not know why this happens and how best to manage it. The physics of […]



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Top 10 Reasons To Treat Snoring / Sleep Apnea

I am old enough to have been raised on David Letterman’s Top 10 Lists.  So here it is: Top 10 reasons to treat your snoring, drum roll please! 10. You don’t get invited to that hunting trip anymore 9. They don’t make sleep number couches 8. Even the dog won’t sleep with you… But more […]


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Evaluate your snoring with a Home Sleep Test

What is a Home Sleep Test? One of the biggest reasons that people with snoring or possible sleep apnea never have it evaluated is because they don’t want to go to a sleep lab. The idea of all of those wires, the electrodes, someone watching, and a strange environment isn’t appealing. They know they will […]


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My Spouse Snores and It’s Driving Me Crazy. What Can We Do?

The joke goes… “Why is divorce so expensive…….” “Because it’s worth it…” All kidding aside, living with a spouse that snores is miserable and it can lead to significant relationship issues.  The good news is that it is treatable. There are many options to arrive at a successful resolution available with modern treatments. Most people […]



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Snoring Causing Problems at Home?

Sleeping next to someone that snores can be miserable, and it can lead to significant relationship issues.  Sleeping in separate beds, wearing ear plugs, and kicking the snorer, is not fun! The good news is that it is treatable!  There are many options to arrive at a successful resolution available with modern treatments. Most people never […]


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Hate your CPAP machine? You may have other options!

“There is no way I can wear that CPAP mask”. As a physician, board certified in sleep medicine, I have heard that too many times to count. The truth is that I couldn’t wear it either. In fact only about 50% of patients prescribed a CPAP machine will use it successfully. Unfortunately, patients are usually […]


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When to seek medical treatment for snoring

Snoring can be just a nuisance or it can be a sign of a serious medical problem. It is hard for the bed partner to tell the difference between simple snoring and sleep apnea unless it is very obvious. The patient may also not be aware because the feeling of fatigue, sleepiness, headaches, and lack […]


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