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Snoring in Adults

  

Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft tissue in your head and neck as you breathe in.


Assessment

Causes of snoring include obesity, alcohol, smoking, nasal congestion, large tonsils, receding mandible.

Please see link in the right panel to calculate the Epworth score .

Management

Weight loss may help, also less alcohol.

Referral

It is helpful to include in your referral letter the Epworth score, body mass index and thyroid function result. Please attach the completed Epworth questionnaire.

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Rugby Guidance

Refer to ENT only if nasal obstruction. Refer to sleep clinic if abnormal Epworth Score or other clinical indication of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

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