Thought I might share some of my experiences. If it helps one person it is worth my plucking at the keyboard for a while.Try to keep it brief. History so far.
Snoring since about 18
Affected social life,and communal sleeping ,tramping huts,shared accom at conferences etc Never looked forward to the morning comments of poor person that had to share.Happy to inflict it on family but embarrased around others.
Non smoker but moderate to heavy drinker throughout life (now 61)
Remedies I have tried.Nose insert that was meant to keep nostrils open.
Nasal sprays,Laser scaring on the back of my throat.Hurt like hell ,cost heaps, gave me ulcers
and sucker for punishment I had it done 3 times!!Apparently they dont do that one anymore.it did have some effect for a while at hardening the palate but I think the body heals and the snoring got worse again.Also tried a mail order mouth piece to shift lower jaw forward.That seemed to have some benefit too but I would dribble and get a sore jaw,plus it would normally come out and I would find it stuck to my back or somewhere in the morning. Dont let me put anyone off those mouth pieces,because the Dr's can offer a range of more professional devices that may help some people.
Also went to an ear nose throat specialist who could not see anything physically wrong and please pay the recption $300 on the way out thanks. So there I am at 61 having snored all my adult life ,having tried lots of remedies,spent lots of money and no better off.
To be continued