I came down with a cold yesterday, and during the night last night, my soft palate became very swollen. This has happened to me once before. It was woken up a few times last night while trying to swallow and feeling like something was stuck (blocking my breathing) and swallowing again on reflex. I also never snore, but I woke myself up a few times by snorting really loudly because of the swelling in the back of my soft palate. It's very uncomfortable, and Advil doesn't seem to be helping much (I took 2 almost two hours ago, and no improvement). Anyone know why this happens and how I can bring the swelling down?