Chronic snoring affects up to 20% of the adult population in the US, and can indicate an underlying medical issue, such as obstructive sleep apnea. At Anne Arundel ENT, located in Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Robert Baxter Meek, III, has extensive experience in diagnosing the cause of snoring and providing effective treatment.
Snoring is the result of a narrowing of the upper airway during sleep, which can be attributed to:
Dr. Meek begins with an examination of the upper airway to determine both the site of airway collapse and ensure that there are no other medical problems responsible for a patient’s snoring. Possible sites of obstructions are: the nose, tonsils, soft palate and uvula, tongue and voice box. He may also recommend a home or in-lab sleep study.
Treatment depends on the underlying cause, but may entail:
If sleep apnea or other significant medical problem are not the cause of snoring, you may likely be able to remedy the behavior by:
At Anne Arundel ENT, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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