Snoring is noisy breathing during sleep and can be loud enough to match the sound generated by a passing motorcycle. It is also due to turbulent airflow and can be socially very disabling. It is more common in overweight and older people.  With increasing age the throat muscles become more floppy and collapsible when breathing in.  Common sites are the nose (nasal blockage), soft palate and tongue base.  Snoring may be associated with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition in which breathing stops frequently but temporarily causing partial suffocation.


Nasal Rigid / Flexible Endoscopy for a detailed assessment of the inside of the nose and throat.

Skin prick allergy test and RAST allergy test if possible rhinitis symptoms are present.

Sleep study (Polysomnography)