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My husbands soft palate is swollen causing it to stick an make his throat feel like its closing hes waking up several times a night what could it be?

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Dr. Renae Roelofs
Dentistry 38 years experience
Sleep apnea?: Oftentimes during sleep we breathe with our mouths open which can dry out the oral tissues and make them "stick". Snoring can also contribute to this. I would recommend being tested for sleep apnea by a sleep specialist if this continues to be a problem. Also, a dental device can be fabricated to keep the airway open.
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Last updated Sep 15, 2017

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