GQ: 10 Ways to Stop Snoring
Then of course there's what Raj Dasgupta judiciously calls "surgical intervention." Somnoplasty is an outpatient procedures (it's not indicated for sleep apnea). Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is both a word I just copy-and-pasted from WebMD and a surgery to open the upper airways by taking out extra tissue in the throat. Somnoplasty is an outpatient procedure that uses low levels of heat to stiffen the soft tissues; it takes about 30 minutes and comes with anesthesia.