Swollen soft palate-only at night

Patient

Q: Hi! I've been home from winter break for about a week now, and I haven't been able to sleep a complete night due to constantly waking up due to pain in my soft palate (in my mouth). It's not the rest of the throat, and it's also not during the day, it's only when I'm trying to sleep. What could be causing this, and how can I fix it so I can finally sleep?

Symptoms:  Swollen soft palate, inability to sleep
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