After being married for over 35 years, I think I figured out my husband has sleep apnea. He sometimes sleeps quietly; followed by an enormous snort/gasp of air, then the snoring becomes unbearable. He sleeps 10 hours a day, but always needs "5 more minutes", and seems tired when awake.
Recently, he discovered bone chips rising from the torus in his mouth. (unexplained but not at all uncommon lumps of bone growth in the mouth.) The tori are on the bottom of his mouth, and nearly level to the base of his teeth.
I'm wondering since his tongue is always elevated, could this be causing his distressed sleep, rather than sleep apnea -- could surgery to remove tori correct sleeping problem? (By the way, he claims he is awake and not snoring, when in fact he is.)