Snoring treatment options other than surgery may include:
For mild forms of snoring caused by swelling of the lining of your nose, a doctor may prescribe an inhaled steroid preparation.
Mandibular advancement splints
Another option is a mandibular advancement splint/dental splint that holds your jaw forward. This is a no risk, pain free option that works for carefully selected patients.
For more severe forms of sleep apnea where surgery is inappropriate continuous positive airway pressure may be tried:
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
CPAP is a device that includes a mask that fits snugly over your nose and mouth and is held in place with head straps. The mask is connected to a blower that generates pressurized air. You wear it while sleeping.
The controlled pressure works as an air splint to keep the soft tissue of the nose and throat in place and the airway open.
This noninvasive therapy works for 95% of people with sleep apnea