About ten years ago, I had the surgery to straighten out the S-curve in my nasal passage and removed the soft palate in my throat. That worked fairly well for some time, but recently I've began snoring heavily again and occasionally choking myself awake with the tissue where my nasal passage enters the throat i think.
I typically breath well through my nose at night, i believe. I think the tissue is relaxing excessively.
I'm a male, mid 40's, 6' tall, 185 pounds and exercise intensely 3-4 days a week.
What could help out with this nasal snoring and apnea? elevate my head and shoulders on a wedge? I sleep almost exclusively on my back, side is uncomfortable for some reason. I can take flonase, in fact i have a bottle, but haven't taken it regularly - something required for effectiveness i think.
Thanks in advance, I'm exhausted!
06-27-2016, 05:15 PM
(This post was last modified: 06-27-2016, 05:16 PM by OpalRose.)
snooze, Welcome to Apnea Board!
I've heard that a soft palate if removed when younger can grow back...to what degree, I don't know. This may have happened. Have you seen an ENT to discuss this issue?
You could try a wedge, but doubt it would make a difference. The big question here is....have you had a sleep study done and how long ago?
The only proven treatment that I know of for sleep apnea is Cpap therapy.
See an ENT or a sleep specialist and get a study scheduled.
Good luck and keep us posted.
Other than sleeping on your side, some sort of CPAP therapy is probably what you need. You will need a sleep study for that.