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Is Your Snoring Keeping Others Awake? We Have the Answer to Your Snoring Problems
If you snore, you are certainly not alone. It can feel isolating to snore, knowing that you are potentially keeping someone else awake or being embarrassed by the noises you make, and it can negatively impact your self-esteem and confidence. However, take some comfort from knowing you are one of many snorers; you are not the first person to snore, nor will you be the last. It’s estimated that around 30% to 40% of the UK population is guilty of snoring, and one in three people blame their trouble sleeping on their partner’s snoring. So, it’s safe to say that snoring is something that affects a lot of people up and down the country. Thankfully, snoring solutions are available.
What is Snoring?
There is a lot of misunderstanding out there about snoring, and although it affects a lot of people, many snorers (and long-suffering partners!) are unclear on what causes it. The reason for snoring is linked to the obstruction of airflow during sleep. Snoring is caused by the vibration of the respiratory structures, which makes a sound when air is blocked from moving as you breathe in and out. As the uvula and soft palate are relaxed, which is a natural part of being asleep, the airway becomes partially blocked. This means the air cannot flow as it usually would, and the slight blockage causes vibrations.
Though snoring is rarely something to worry about, it can lead to poor-quality sleep. This is something to be mindful of, as inadequate sleep can impact you during the day. Without a good amount of quality sleep, you could suffer from fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, headaches, low productivity and reduced libido. If your snoring impacts your partner’s ability to sleep, it could put a strain on your relationship. This is why it’s important to find a way to stop snoring, and many treatments are available.
What Causes Snoring?
Not everyone snores; some people are more likely to do so than others. There is a range of things that increase your snoring, including:
- Obstruction of the nasal passageway.
- Obstruction due to sleep apnoea, which can cause you to stop breathing for short periods of time whilst sleeping.
- Large tonsils and adenoids.
- Having a malpositioned jaw, which can be caused by muscle tension.
- Obesity, especially when fat is gathered around the throat.
- Sleeping on your back, as this can cause your tongue to move to the back of your mouth and cause an obstruction of airflow.
- Alcohol and drugs, as many are relaxants that affect the throat muscles.
Somnilase Treatment to Stop Snoring
You will only have to spend a short while looking online before finding a whole host of ways to stop snoring, for example, losing weight or wearing nasal strips. You might even find information about the benefits of changing your sleeping position or having palatal implants. However, these snoring treatments are rarely as effective as Somnilase.
Somnilase is a fractional laser treatment to reduce snoring, and it’s one of the most popular laser treatments at Cambridge Laser Clinic. Using a high-quality and unique laser, the mucosa lining the oral cavity is damaged to create a scar and fibrosis. This stiffens the soft palate and uvula, ensuring that they can stay rigid when you are asleep. Therefore, the airflow is not obstructed, and snoring does not occur. The lasers used in Somnilase are precise and extremely small, so the surrounding areas are unaffected.
There are a number of benefits that come with using Somnilase. The results are impressive and are much more effective than other snoring treatments. If you compare snoring rates before and after Somnilase, you can easily see the difference that has been made. It will improve the volume and duration of your snoring, helping you (and your partner!) to get a better night’s sleep.
The Benefits of Somnilase to Stop Snoring
As well as being a hugely effective treatment, there are many other benefits to choosing Somnilase. For one, it doesn’t require a huge amount of downtime, and there is very little to do in terms of recovery. Whereas a lot of snoring treatments could put you out of action for a while, Somnilase does not. When you choose a laser treatment for snoring, there is no downtime to worry about. You can return to your normal activities immediately, and you won’t find yourself in any pain after the procedure.
Also, Somnilase is a quick and straightforward treatment. It’s not time-consuming, complex or risky. In fact, it’s very much a procedure that can be done on a quiet afternoon away from work or on your day off. The total treatment time is around 15 minutes, but you should allow a little extra time for a brief consultation beforehand. Whereas some snoring treatments could require you to dedicate a whole day to the procedure, Somnilase is the opposite.
You can also relax going into Somnilase, as it’s not a painful treatment option. It’s actually relatively pain-free, and most people don’t experience anything more than mild discomfort. There is no need for a local anaesthetic, and you won’t need any painkillers afterwards. You can go in, sit back and wait for Somnilase to improve your snoring.
Snoring Treatment at Cambridge Laser Clinic
At Cambridge Laser Clinic, we understand the impact snoring can have on your sleep quality. It can also affect your energy levels, productivity and your relationship. After all, a partner who is kept awake due to snoring is likely to struggle eventually. This is why we recommend Somnilase as a snoring treatment. Instead of hoping that your snoring will eventually stop or hoping that it will stop being an issue, enjoy the benefits of Somnilase. To find out more about Somnilase, get in touch with the Cambridge Laser Clinic team.