Hi: I have sleep apena also and were a device at night which stops the apena and the snoring. I don't have a bloted stomach, but I wake up with lots of mucus. The mucus comes out of my mouth and nose and I have to keep using tissues until the mucus is all gone. I consulted with an ear,nose & throat and an allegy doctor, but neither doctor could find out why this happens. I am also hoping that somebody comes up with a solution.