Snoring Treatment at Spire Washington Hospital

Snoring, a form of sleep-disordered breathing is very common.  Almost half of the UK’s population snore from time to time, and around a quarter of those are regular snorers.  While snoring does not usually cause problems for the person doing it, it can affect their partners and in extreme circumstances can lead to marital difficulties.

"Our aim is to identify where the snoring comes from and look at any additional factors involved in order to agree the most effective course of action"
Mr Murray Waldron
Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon

What is snoring?

Snoring is a noise made during breathing which results from narrowing or blockage of the upper part of your airway during sleep.  This reduced airflow causes structures in your throat and palate to vibrate generating the snoring noise.  If the airway blockage is severe, this may result in sleep apnoea.

Treatments and what to expect

There are a wide variety of treatments including lifestyle changes, weight loss, night-time 'bite' splints and radiofrequency treatment to the palate. Following detailed and individualised assessment The Snoring Centre offer a range of treatments for snoring.

The assessment stages and treatment options will be discussed at your initial consultation.  These will vary depending on the findings and your specific circumstances. Surgical treatment requiring a general anaesthetic will be performed at Spire Washington Hospital.

Booking an appointment

You can book an appointment directly with The Snoring Centre or after a referral from your doctor or dentist. The Snoring Centre will liaise with your doctor during assessment and treatment, and will send your own doctor a copy of their report and diagnosis.

If you would like to find out more about treatment for snoring at Spire Washington Hospital, please contact The Snoring Centre on 0191 253 5937 or email   

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Meet Our Specialist

Mr Murray Waldron MA(Oxon), BM, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Mr Waldron is a consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital


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