Snoring is obviously very uncomfortable for the person who snores and the ones who share the same house or room with him/her. It is annoying and embarrassing. About 25% of the world’s adult population suffers from it. Snoring can often be a sign of another disease such as hypertension, chronic rhinitis or obesity. It can also be a manifestation of sleep apnea syndrome which often leads to cardiovascular disease or stroke.
How Snoring Occurs?
Snoring is basically caused by the vibrations of the soft palate and it is considered as a disorder. When we sleep the muscles in the throat, tongue and roof of the mouth tend to relax which in turn causes the sagging of the loose tissue in the throat. During this time the breathing flaps the soft tissue which leads to narrowing or obstruction of the airway. As the airway becomes narrow the vibration becomes greater which translates to louder snoring.
The fastest way to treat snoring is by laser treatment. There are two types of laser snoring treatments;
- Surgical laser treatment for snoring
- Non-Surgical laser treatment for snoring
Surgical Laser Treatment for Snoring
The procedure is done using a laser instead of a scalpel like the traditional form of snoring surgery. The CO2 laser is used to remove the uvula and the soft palate surgically by burning the tissue. Surgical laser treatments have low success rates and are very painful during the recovery period.
Non-Surgical Laser Treatment for Snoring
This is a painless procedure during both the treatment and the recovery time. The Erbium laser is used to gently heat the soft palatal tissue without any disfigurement or pain. During the procedure the patients experience a feeling of warmth at the back of the throat where the laser light is directed. This tones and tightens the palatal tissue hence opening up the airway for better breathing and reducing the intensity of the snoring. The patient may resume day to day activities immediately after the procedure since there is no downtime. The results are noticeable a few weeks after the first procedure and usually three treatment sessions are needed.
Advantages of non-surgical laser treatment for snoring
- It is a non-invasive treatment and patients do not need to worry about cuts or incisions.
- There is no downtime and patients can get back to their day to day activities immediately after the procedure.
- It is a virtually painless procedure during and after the treatment as the intensity of the laser is controlled by the specialist.
- It has a high success rate and works way better than the previous anti snoring treatments.
- There is improved sleep for both the patient and the family or friends
- The health of the patient improves greatly.
Hence, there are two main treatments to get rid of snoring as soon as possible. It is recommended to consult with a doctor before deciding to get a procedure. Only a doctor can tell you about the best suited procedure after he examines your condition. Here at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery®, we offer the best snoring treatments that will help you in sleeping comfortably. Book an appointment today for consulting our laser experts.