As featured in the Daily Mail
What is snoring?
Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. Research suggests that snoring is one of the main factors of sleep deprivation.
The management for the treatment of snoring in the UK is often approached in a stepwise manner. This starts with weight management, and then to devices to be worn at night-time, through to surgical treatment.
Those affected by snoring find many of these interventions unsuccessful, with negative results impacting their lives in many ways.
The goal of the treatment is to strengthen the structure of the soft palate and uvula.
This is achieved by a fractional method that causes microscopic damage to the mucous membrane.
During the treatment, a large amount of energy is applied. As a result, the soft palate is fixed and becomes more stable during breathing, since a greater resistance to the passage of turbulent airflow throughout the night is provided. More than 50% of patients and their bed partners report an excellent improvement in the condition.*ref 1
The Somnilase will improve the area/structure of the soft palate by using specific light energy. 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.
*ref 1: A novel Erbium: YAG fractional laser treatment for reduction of snoring using Romeo® handpiece: a pilot study Josip Lovrić, MD, gen. Surgeon, Poliklinika Bagatin, Zagreb, Croatia, Vancouver.