Snoring is a common disrupter of sleep. Estimates indicate that 30% to 50% of the U.S. population snore at some point throughout their lives. Snoring by itself is basically a social problem that lies in the disruption of sleep for those who live with the snorer.
A variety of methods can be used for treatment, but only after obstructive sleep apnea has been ruled out as a cause of the snoring. This dangerous condition often accompanies loud snoring and is characterized by prolonged, repeated interruptions of breathing during sleep. During these breathing cessations, the body experiences a significant decrease in blood oxygen levels and increase in blood pressure, and it may develop cardiac arrhythmias. This series of events repeated over time, can result in serious heart and respiratory complications.
Conservative Treatments For Mild Snoring
For patients with sleep apnea and those who have a simple snoring problem not marked by the disorder, many practical, conservative methods can be effective, depending upon the severity of the individual’s condition. Changes in sleeping positions are sometimes all that’s needed to correct mild forms of these problems. Losing weight and quitting smoking are also beneficial. The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device helps sleep apnea patients by delivering air through a mask adjusted to overcome the airway obstruction that leads to the breathing cessation. Nonsurgical devices are also available to those who snore but do not have sleep apnea. These patients have such effective, relatively simple procedures available to them that many people opt for some type of surgical intervention once they become aware of the procedures and the results they offer
KTP-532 Laser and RadioFrequency’s Affect On The Mucosa
The KTP-532 laser and radiofrequency are similar techniques used to treat patients with mild to severe snoring problems and mild cases of sleep apnea. The technology uses the KTP Laser and radio frequency (RF) waves to treat the floppy tissue in the airway responsible for snoring. The enlarged tissues of the soft palate and uvula are effectively treated through the precise application of heat to create coagulation and scarring in the area. In the weeks following the procedure, this tissue is removed by the body’s natural process. The remaining mucosal tissue is effectively tightened and stiffened, offering a lasting solution with few complications. Patients can often return to work the same day.
Treat The Sinuses-Significantly Reduce Snoring
Often, snoring is caused or complicated by a patient’s sinus problems. Congestion and swelling in the nose can contribute to the sound. Effective, minimally invasive surgical techniques can help these patients as well. Using both KTP-531 laser radio frequency methods and the, structures in the nose called turbinates can be reduced in size. These soft-tissue structures filter and regulate the temperature of the air we breathe and are susceptible to inflammation. Reducing the amount of this enlarged tissue brings nasal relief and can greatly reduce severe snoring.