Why does my loved one snore so much?
Studies have indicated that about 24% of couples are affected by their partner’s snoring habits.
Snoring however doesn’t have to be something you always have to live with, but before we discuss the treatment for snoring let’s understand the science behind it.
Like all other sounds, snoring is the result of vibrations that cause particles in the air to form sound waves similar to how when we speak, our vocal cords vibrate to form our voice. The vibrations that cause snoring are caused by turbulent airflow due to narrowed airways between the nose and the larynx. The noise arises from efforts to push air through this narrowed passageway.
What are the causes of snoring?
Air flow can be obstructed by a combination of factors that result in snoring, such as:
- Long soft palate and uvula: A long soft palate (the roof of the mouth) or a long uvula (the dangling tissue in back of the mouth) may narrow the nasal airway opening. When these structures vibrate and bump against each other the airway becomes obstructed, causing one to snore.
- Thick throat tissue: Being overweight can result in bulky throat tissue. Certain cases of children who have large tonsils also snore.
- Physically obstructed nasal airways: Disproportion of the nose such as a deviated septum or nasal polyps can cause such obstruction. Some patients only snore during allergy season or when suffering from a sinus infection.
- Poor muscles in the mouth cavity: Sometimes, throat and tongue muscles can be too relaxed which causes them to collapse and fall back into the airway. This is a result of deep sleep, consumption of alcohol or sleeping pills. Aging also causes the further relaxation of these muscles.
Is there a painless solution for snoring?
While there are solutions to cure snoring, they all involve surgical intervention to reduce the soft palate and uvula by cutting off the excess tissue and reshaping what remains, this may leave scarring of the palate.
Enter Snore3, a non-invasive and pain free use of lasers that put an end to the misery of snoring. Snore3 is a patented laser protocol from Elexxion, Germany. First designed by Dr. Darius, the science behind the treatment is simple. The laser is aimed directly at the uvula, palate and pillars of the throat using a specially-designed handset that causes the collagen to shrink at first and then regenerate at a later stage increasing the muscle tone of the tissues, thus allowing more room for air flow. Although the laser used is a high power laser, the procedure is painless and patients only feel a bit of warmth during the session.
Why opt for Snore3?
This revolutionary non-invasive treatment is conducted over 3 sessions, each session lasting for about 20 minutes. Snore3 is so effective that the opening of airways can be witnessed after the first session itself.
The advantages of Snore3 are obvious: you don’t experience any pain, there is no recovery time and you don’t have to worry about infection or cross-contamination.
Most impressive of all, Snore3 is going digital. Now with its very own mobile app, patients can monitor their snoring patterns prior to a session as well as the recovery they make during the entire treatment period and track its positive effects.
Am I a candidate for Snore3?
If you snore due to palate, uvula and pillars issues, then you are a compatible for this treatment. Patients who suffer from a deviated septum, nasal polyps or enlarged base of the tongue, will not benefit from the Snore 3 procedure.
Experience fantastic results with Dr. Sofia
Since all snoring may not be caused by the same factors, it is important to consult with an expert in this field. With more than 14 years of experience working with lasers, Dr. Sofia has recently added the Snore3 certification to her extensive repertoire and can provide you the relief you are looking for. As a recognised pioneer of laser treatments in the UAE, Dr. Sofia works with the team at Euromed, as one of the only laser clinics in Dubai to exclusively partner with Snore3. With our treatment, you or your loved one can now enjoy a much anticipated good night’s rest!
How much is the Snore3 treatment?
The total treatment price is 6000 AED (3 x 2000 AED sessions). But the prospect of a snore-free life is, I’m sure you’ll agree, priceless.
Book a consultation with us to discover the painless and easy road to recovery and uninterrupted, peaceful sleep!
Watch our video on the Snore3 procedure