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There are many Over-The-Counter Snoring Products! Find out what works and why! It seems like every day there is another commercial for a snoring product. There are two main reasons why there has been an explosion of treatments for this issue. The first reason is snoring is exceptionally common. 45% of adults snore and 25% […]


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 […]


Think You Don’t Have Allergies? Think again! | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

Think You Don’t Have Allergies? Think again!

Many patients have the impression that they don’t have allergy symptoms. They think that allergy always causes sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and a runny nose. This is actually called the “acute phase” of allergy sensitivity. Within seconds after an exposure the patient gets these complaints. They are mainly caused when the mucus membranes release histamine […]


The Modern Day UPPP | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

The Modern Day UPPP

Patients have heard about this procedure for snoring and sleep apnea and have many questions. The purpose of this procedure is to elevate and stiffen the soft palate. The soft palate is the structure in the back of your throat that includes the uvula (the little thing that hangs in the back of your throat). […]



What is Balloon Sinuplasty? | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

What Exactly Is a Balloon Sinuplasty?

There has been a lot of information and advertising about balloon sinuplasty over the last few years. This is very exciting technology as it allows for the successful resolution of many nasal and sinus issues with a non-surgical technique. On the other hand, if you look a little deeper, there is a big difference between what […]


Allergy Drops vs Allergy Shots | Sinus and Snoring Specialists

Allergy Drops vs Allergy Shots

Many people are familiar with allergy shot therapy. Allergy drop therapy, however, has just recently received some buzz.  Unfortunately, there seems to be a mixed message on how well they work and which therapy is better. Allergy drop therapy works by the same mechanism as allergy shots. They both stimulate the immune system to produce […]


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 […]


Will Fixing My Sinuses Give Me a 6-Pack? | Sinus & Snoring Specialists

Will Fixing My Sinuses Give Me a 6-Pack?

It seems like there’s a new crazy health claim every week. But there is actual science behind the idea that breathing affects a person’s athletic ability. Many elite athletes have seen Dr. Slaughter for exactly this reason. The nose has a job. It is intended to filter, humidify, and warm the air we breathe. You […]



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