Over 50% of the UK population are affected by snoring
What is Snoring?
Snoring is the result of the relaxation of the uvula and soft palate. These tissues can relax enough to partially block the airway, resulting in irregular airflow and vibrations. The Common causes of snoring are age, out of shape or overweight, nasal and sinus problems, alcohol, smoking and medication, and sleep posture.
Snoring results in interrupted sleep, which leads to the development of daytime sleepiness, irritability, poor concentration at work, during daily activities and even a low libido.
Method of Action
Somnilase is the first fractional treatment to reduce snoring. The goal of the Somnilase laser treatment is to strengthen the structure of the soft palate and uvula. As a result, the soft palate structure is improved and becomes more stable during breathing over time
How many sessions are required?
Normally three sessions are less is required depending on the age of the patient and the severity of symptoms. The usual interval between treatments is one month.
What are the benefits of Somnilase treatment?
Somnilase treatment does not guarantee a complete termination of snoring but a reduction of your symptoms. The common benefit of the treatment is better quality sleep. It can also reduce other indirect consequences of snoring, such as headaches. There are obvious benefits to your co-sleeping partner too.
Is the Somnilase treatment permanent?
The Somnilase will improve the structure of the soft palate. It cannot stop time. During the natural aging process, the collagen fibres or tissue strength can decrease and so further treatments may be required later in the future.
I can sleep through without waking up
One happy customer is Lee Hall, 51, from Maidenhead in Berkshire, who was encouraged to try Somnilase two months ago by his wife.
The married father-of-two has snored throughout their 20 years of marriage and often wakes Deborah, also 51, several times a night.
‘It was extremely bad,’ says Lee, a building company director.
‘She’d try to turn me over, but if that didn’t work, she’d end up in the spare bedroom.’
Lee has so far had two treatments. ‘After the first treatment, I woke up the next day and I felt like I could breathe like I’ve never breathed before,’ he says.
‘It felt like my mouth was about ten times the size. I had my second treatment earlier this week and I’m yet to snore. This will make a huge difference in my life.’
In the Media
Why your spouse’s snoring IS bad for you: Scientists warn one in seven sleepers make so much noise it can increase partner’s blood pressure
Boffins from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore studied 162 snorers. They said one in seven create such a din that they can drive up blood pressure. They found that 14 percent of their subjects’ decibel levels exceeded 53. Another two-thirds of the study cohort bellowed out noises of 45 decibels. Dr Mudi Sowho, who was involved in the study, said: ‘Ear plugs can be helpful’
Anyone who has to put up with sleeping next to a snorer will have complained it has left them exhausted after a poor night’s sleep. But it could actually be damaging for their health, specifically their blood pressure. And not just from arguments the following morning. Researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, claim that one in seven people create such a loud din that they can drive up the blood pressure of their partner. In their examination of 162 snorers, the group found that 14 per cent of their subjects’ decibel levels exceeded 53.
People’s blood pressure can rise when the staggered breathing caused by the condition sleep apnoea causes cardiovascular stress, leading to the body releasing more adrenaline, causing the heart to beat faster and the blood pressure to surge. This can occur in the snorer or the one listening to it. This is because their lack of sleep could lead to the body struggling to regulate stress hormones, seeing blood pressure spike. The researchers said: ‘Snoring represents a source of noise pollution and bed partners can suffer from unhealthy sound levels.’
Noise pollution has emerged as a major public health threat of late, and The European Environment Agency estimates that it causes 12,000 premature deaths and 48,000 cases of heart disease annually in Europe. The rise of heavy snoring is thought to have direct links with obesity. Obesity can cause extra fat around the neck area, leading to a condition called sleep apnoea.
Noise pollution has emerged as a major public health threat of late, and The European Environment Agency estimates that it causes 12,000 premature deaths and 48,000 cases of heart disease annually in Europe.
The study was published in Oxford Academic late last year.
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