Frequently asked questions.

  • Do you have a snoring cure?

    There is not one cause for snoring and so there is not only one cure. Some people have more than one cause for their snoring so may need more than one treatment.
  • Will I need to have surgery?

    Some types of snoring respond well to surgery such as Laser palatoplasty (LAUP) or Tonsillectomy others do not it will depend on the cause.
  • I have been told snoring surgery does not work-is that true?

    Not all snorers can be cured by surgery, which is why you need to have a full assessment before an operation is suggested.
  • What is a nasendoscopy?

    That is an examination with a fiberoptic scope. It allows examination of all the parts that may be causing a snoring sound allowing a better chance of accurate diagnosis.
  • Will Pillar implants work for me?

    If you are not excessively overweight and your tonsils are not enlarged this is a very effective treatment.
  • How much time off work will I need?

    If you have pillar implants the procedure is done under local anaesthetic and takes about 15minutes. You should be able to return to work the same day. Balloon Sinuplasty is a treatment for the sinuses that has a much quicker recovery than standard sinus surgery and you should be back to work within a week. For other surgeries you may need to take a longer time off work.
  • Can I get snoring treatment on the NHS?

    In some areas there is an NHS snoring service but in many it is not funded and so most of the treatments offered are not available at NHS clinics.
  • Will Balloon Sinuplasty cure my headache?

    Headache can be a symptom of sinusitis and also of sleep apnoea(strongly associated with snoring) If Balloon Sinuplasty is a suitable treatment for you it may well also cure your headaches.
  • How do I know if I have sleep apnoea?

    At your clinic appointment you will fill in a questionnaire that includes the Epworth Sleepiness score and other questions designed to find patients with sleep apnoea. If the questions indicate that is likely you will be sent for a sleep study.
Questions about snoring answered