Treatment of snoring and respiratory distress syndrome is dependent on the causes and the severity of the disease. Overweight patients are assisted by well-trained nutritionists. These nutritionists also attend to the prevention of alcohol consumption in the evening. In some cases, the patient’s drugs have to be modified and smoking has to be reduced.
A treatment with nasal spray or a nasal operation can bring some relief. Nasal polyps have to be removed surgically in order to have a positive effect on snoring and apnoe syndromes. Besides the removal of enlarged tonsils, there is another operation in the throat, which is used since several years to tighten the soft palate while removing the uvula.