Among throat-related conditions, snoring is perhaps the most common. Snoring in itself may not be considered an illness but when associated with other symptoms like daytime sleepiness and morning headaches, it could indicate obstructive sleep apnoea.
What is sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnoea is a relatively common disorder in which the tissues at the back of the throat temporarily collapse during sleep. This causes breathing to stop and start repeatedly during the night, often negatively affecting sleep quality.
What are the available treatments?
Sleep apnoea can be treated medically and surgically. Our doctors will need to diagnose and evaluate each patient’s condition before advising on the most appropriate course of treatment.
Find out more about surgery for snoring, or uvopalatopharyngoplasty, here.