Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
I was thinking of going down this route, but decided to have my tonsils out this January. I've been tired for years, even if I sleep 10-12 hours a night.
It's been a major improvement. I still need a fair amount of sleep, but I'm fairly active so I'm ok with it. I feel much better day to day. I couldn't recommend in good conscience for an adult to have their tonsils out, because it was two of the worst weeks of my life recovering (no exaggeration), but I'm glad it was done. I've always had huge tonsils, I sleep better now, and not getting strep throat ever again is just a bonus (used to get it multiple times yearly.)
There's a lot of potential reasons for poor sleep and sleep apnea, sometimes looking at the airway and what's in there can be helpful as well.
I've thought about this as well. I used to get strep a 2-3 times a year but haven't gotten it at all in over 3 years, which doesn't make much sense to me.
I had a deviated septum fixed about 5 years ago and to me, THAT was one of the most miserable couple of weeks of my life recovering from that.