Snoring occurs when air travels through the relaxed tissues of the soft palate, tongue, and throat, triggering a vibration. Our team of skilled, experienced ENT specialists at The Barranco Clinic can get to the root of your snoring and determine if any underlying medical conditions are to blame. We can then create a personalized treatment plan to improve your sleep and boost your overall quality of life.

Treatment Options for Snoring

At The Barranco Clinic, our team of sleep doctors can perform in-depth diagnostic testing to determine the cause of your snoring. The condition can be due to sleep apnea or other ENT disorders. Treatment can be performed using the CPAP device (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure,) which increases airflow in the throat to prevent tissue over-relaxation.

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What is Snoring?

Both children and adults of all ages snore, although the condition can be more pronounced in older individuals. Snoring happens when the small muscles in the tongue, the roof of the mouth, and the throat collapse, blocking airflow. As the air struggles to travel through the region, a vibration occurs that resonates as a loud, forceful sound. Snoring is sometimes a sign of sleep apnea, an ailment in which the patient’s breathing starts and stops during the night, sometimes waking them up.

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Who is Affected by Snoring?

Any person can snore, regardless of their age, background, or gender. Sometimes snoring can be mitigated by turning the sleeper towards a different physical position. There are several factors that can enhance a person’s risk for snoring at night, including the following:

  • Being overweight
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Snoring runs in the family
  • Deviated septum
  • Chronic congestion
  • Narrow nasal passages

Snoring Symptoms

  • Loud vibrations in the throat during sleep
  • Breathing that starts and stops during the night
  • Feeling fatigued during the day
  • Headaches
  • Poor concentration
  • Hypertension
  • Chest pain

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic serves the populations of Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont, providing in-depth, state-of-the-art ENT services that are customized to each individual and their unique concerns. Our practice is founded on the following core principles:

Personalized Treatment

We listen deeply to understand your goals and craft a treatment plan that is finely tailored to your anatomy, lifestyle, comfort levels, and wishes.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our ENT specialists are meticulously trained and vetted in their fields, and each works collaboratively to provide exponential healing for the client.

Continuity of Care

Your patient experience is seamless from start to finish. We follow up with you after your treatment to ensure your utmost satisfaction with your results.

Community Investment

We extend our care and compassion beyond the clinic walls to provide the community with valuable resources, essential items, and medical care, helping those in need to thrive.


Why should I seek treatment for snoring?

Our team of trusted ENT doctors can evaluate the cause of your snoring and determine the best course of action for resolving it. If snoring stems from sleep apnea, it may require medical intervention. By addressing your snoring problem, overall sleep can be greatly improved.

Will over-the-counter treatments work?

Over-the-counter snoring aids may temporarily improve the situation, but they cannot help get to the root of the problem. Our highly trained ENT specialists can administer sleep tests that pinpoint the cause of snoring so it can be treated and resolved.

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