Nasal surgery does not always relieve snoring and sleep problems, a survey has suggested. Labour leader Ed Miliband underwent surgery to correct a deviated septum earlier this week - aimed at curing his sleep apnoea. But a survey of 2,000 patients by the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association found 80% said surgery had not worked for them. A spokeswoman said their survey showed other treatments help more.
Mr Miliband is currently recovering at home after his operation before leaving for a summer holiday.
A spokeswoman for the BSSAA said: "For snoring and sleep apnoea, there are other treatments that are non-invasive. We advise trying everything else, including CPAP which is the gold standard treatment, before surgery.