“Snoring” sounds occur when the air passages in the nose and mouth become partially blocked. When the airways in the nose and mouth are blocked during breathing, air tries to pass around the blockage, resulting in the coarse rattles called snoring. In many cases, the cause of the noise referred to as snoring can fully or partially be traced to the soft palate – the area located on the roof of your mouth between the hard palate and the uvula. As its name implies, the soft palate is soft and when the airway becomes obstructed, the soft palate often flutters or vibrates, banging against other structures in the airway creating the noise referred to as snoring.


This procedure involves removing the tonsils if they are present.The tonsil is separated from the muscle and the muscle covering to which it’s attached. Bleeding is usually controlled with electric cautery. Cautery involves using a small electric current to block the blood vessel and stop any bleeding. After the tonsils are removed, a predetermined amount of excess tissue from the soft palate is also removed. The open areas are then closed using dissolvable suture material.

This procedure should help improve the quality of sleep and reduce snoring, but may not be the only procedure that is necessary