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Snoring and sleep apnea

Snoring during sleep is caused by narrowing of the airways in the pharynx and throat. And thickening in the posterior parts of the mouth instead of the connection between the tongue, the larynx, the throat and the palate of one of them or all of them.

For the most part, snoring does not pose a health risk, but it does affect the quality of the year. Raises blood pressure, causes fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration and depression.

Conservative treatment of snoring

Weight loss and exercise can stop snoring as well as quit smoking and reduce alcohol.

If this does not help, a CPAP device that injects air into the nose is recommended. Other doctors recommend a device to promote the jaw (a complex brace on the teeth that pushes the lower jaw and tongue forward which widens the pharynx and allows better airflow to the trachea.

Laser treatment

In recent years, a new method has been developed using focused laser beams that damage the soft tissue of the palate, which causes contraction and leveling of the soft tissues, thus opening the airways, allowing sleep without snoring and without interruption.

The benefits of laser treatment:  

  • Without the need for an external device while sleeping

  • Without anesthesia

  • No pain

  • Immediate improvement can be seen after one treatment, and problem solving after 3-6 treatments. Guard care is required once a year.

Various studies show an improvement of 30% after the first treatment, 50% after the second treatment, and 90% after the end of the series of treatments.

warning:

The treatment is dangerous for epilepsy patients, those who are sensitive to light, patients or recovering from cancer and pregnant women

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