Treatment Options for Snoring

26
July
2016

Snoring is primarily caused due to vibration in the airway passage due to an obstruction created during sleep. This obstruction may be caused due to many reasons. From being overweight to the tissues being inflamed in the throat due to an allergy, the reasons are many. However, it can become a serious issue if it persists, and lead to many issues. From the lack of oxygen causing fatigue to disturbed sleep, the effects of snoring are many. This is why many seek medical help to treat the issue. Here are two main types of treatment of snoring that can be considered to treat the problem of snoring.

Medical Cures

There are many medical cures available for snoring available today. While some are effective, many are not recommended unless every other treatment options have been tried.
Some of these are:

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure)

 

cpap machine

CPAP is the most reliable and most effective way of reducing snores. CPAP involves wearing a mask over the nose when you’re sleeping which has a small pump attached to it which forces air to move through your airway, allowing it to stay open. However, this is cumbersome, and patients often feel suffocated while wearing these masks especially during sleep.

Palatal implants

This is not a familiar or a common way of treating snoring. However, in this process, a pillar is constructed using implants which ensure that the soft palate does not collapse.

Surgery

 

Surgery

With the help of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, the surgeon does a facelift for your throat which results in the tightening and trimming of excess tissue. However, this process may have some issues attached with such as infection, pain, and bleeding. However, these days patients also opt for LAUPPP (laser-assisted uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, in which, laser technology is used to trim the excess tissues that cause snoring.

Somnoplasty

This process is better known as radio frequency tissue ablation which requires using low-intensity heat waves of radiofrequency which helps to shrink the tissue located in your palate and helping you to forgo snoring.

Oral Appliances

Thankfully, there are some oral applications also available which also work good, and you may not have to go for surgeries.

Anti snore Mouthpieces

 

snore solution mouth guard

These are dental mouthpieces which help to position your tongue, soft palate and jaw with the intent to keep the air passage open which helps to curb snoring to a great extent. However, this process can cause some side effects such as dry mouth, excessive salivation, pain in jaw and also may have facial discomfort.

Nasal Strips

 

Nasal Strip

Narrowing your nasal passage causes snoring but with the help of nasal strips you may breathe freely without disturbing others. However, these can be a little discomforting to wear all night.

Nasal sprays

 

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This is one of the best treatment options available today if you are looking at solving the problem of snoring without wearing a discomforting mask or strip. Just pump the spray as recommended and it coats the mucus membrane causing the throat muscles to tighten slightly. The best part about the nasal spray is since it coats the throat, you do not feel dry after waking up in the morning.

When you consider treatment of snoring, always look for ways which are least intrusive and cause the least discomfort to you while you sleep. Also, while you follow any of these, do not forget to exercise regularly and bring some lifestyle changes to make sure the problem of snoring is cured completely.

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