A 31-year-old male asked:
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does a deviated septum effect your sleep? and if so how?

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Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Deviated septum: A deviated septum can cause increased nasal resistance. This means that it requires more effort for you to breathe in through your nose when sleeping. This can cause collapse of the throat tissues and cause vibrations that create snoring and contribute to sleep apnea. It can cause you to breathe through your mouth, causing more throat vibrations, resulting in snoring and disrupted sleep.
Answered on May 27, 2019
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