Forty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Problem snoring is more frequent in males and overweight people and usually worsens with age. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly.
The noisy sounds of snoring occur when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. This area is the collapsible part of the airway where the tongue and upper throat meet the soft palate and uvula. Snoring occurs when these structures strike each other and vibrate during breathing.
Socially snoring can make the snorer an object of ridicule and can cause the bed partner to experience sleepless nights and fatigue. Medically, snoring disturbs sleeping patterns and deprives the snorer of adequate rest. It may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), which can lead to serious, long-term health problems.
Snoring may be a sign of a more serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea and is characterized by multiple episodes of breathing pauses greater than 10 seconds at a time, due to upper airway narrowing or collapse. This results in lower amounts of oxygen in the blood, which causes the heart to work harder. It also causes disruption of the natural sleep cycle, which makes people feel poorly rested despite adequate time in bed. Sleep apnoea patients may experience 30 to 300 such events per night.
The immediate effect of sleep apnoea is that the snorer must sleep lightly and keep the throat soft tissues & muscles tense in order to keep airflow to the lungs. Because the snorer does not get a good rest, he or she may be sleepy during the day, which impairs job performance.. Untreated obstructive sleep apnoea increases the risk of developing heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, diabetes, and many other medical problems.
ABOUT THE SLEEPEZE SNORING & SLEEP APNOEA LASER TREATMENTS
The Sleepeze laser treatment is a revolutionary new procedure for the reduction of Snoring & Sleep Apnoea. The treatment also effectively reduces bad breath, mouth infections and discolorations.
The Snoring and sleep apnoea occurs when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is physically obstructed. Often the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes during sleep and blocks the airway resulting in snoring and a disrupted sleep.
The Sleepeze & Nightlase laser snoring treatment fixes this problem by tightening and strengthening the skin that would relax and obstruct the air passage. It must be noted that the longer you leave this treatment the more severe the condition may become and require surgery.
During your Sleepeze treatment the tissue in the upper roof of the throat will be tightened with a specialised Erbium Yag Laser. The laser light heats & resurfaces the mucosal soft tissue, and stimulates the creation of collagen, in turn tightening the soft tissue to reduce snoring & sleep apnoea.
The Sleepeze & Nightlase laser treatments are a ‘walk-in, walk-out’ 20 minute procedure that doesn’t involve any anaesthesia, therefore allowing you to return to your normal routine straight after the procedure. Clients report a warm sensation on the upper roof of the mouth. It is not considered a painful treatment that requires any pain relief. Most patients require 3 treatments, and treatments are generally performed 2 weeks apart.
Your collagen network is made of billions of tightly condensed strands of protein that immediately shrink when heated so you will feel tightening sensation after the first treatment and this may be enough tightening to start having an effect on your snoring and sleep apnoea.
The full effect of the treatment will however take place a month after the third treatment where you will notice a definite change and improvement to your snoring and sleep apnoea.
Sleepeze results will last more than a year in most patients. This can vary depending on the individual and their skin laxity. When we age, the density of our collagen fibres reduce, therefore overtime the strength and elasticity of our skin will start to sag. In this case the skin we have tightened to reduce your snoring and sleep apnoea may start to lose its laxity so a maintenance treatment may be required a year or so later.
Repeated maintenance treatments long term will increase new collagen growth and maintain the strength of the skin in your upper mouth.
There are no side effects with the Sleepeze Laser Treatment. The treatment is 100% non-invasive and gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissues inside the mouth. Furthermore, there is no aftercare required, nor a device to be worn during sleep. You can follow your normal routine immediately after the treatments.
For a detailed medical consultation, treatment & best results, visit the specialised MD Cosmedical Solutions revolutionary new Sleepeze & Nightlase Snoring Laser Treatment Clinics Sydney CBD, Wahroonga, Melbourne CBD & Canberra.