Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee


Sore Throat

Waking from sleep with a sore throat is frequently reported by patients with untreated snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The sore throat occurs due to the continuous vibration of the tissue in the upper airway (mostly the throat area) during sleep that occurs as part of snoring or OSA. The continuous vibration of this upper airway tissue results in inflammation of this tissue, which is usually reported to be worse just after waking.

This symptom is associated with: