Are you fed up with the snoring issue and the after-effects of sleepless nights, fatigue irritability, and increased health issues? And not just you, your bed partner is also facing similar issues creating relationship problems. Since people snore for different reasons, not every natural or medical treatment work for one and all. Hence, if you are someone who is looking for permanent snore solutions after trying self-help solutions, there is still time, do not give up hope. With the advancement in treatment and technology, below are some effective ways one can consider.
Minimally Invasive Palatal Stiffening (MIPS)
This is an easy answer to prevent snoring most quickly. They do this kind of treatment using a diode laser for stiffening the palate, and for putting an end to snoring. The whole procedure takes about as little as three minutes in total. With this, they also do the Minimally Invasive Nasal Procedure in which they take out the sinus obstructions to clean the nasal passage.
Upper Airway Surgery
Majorly, the cause of snoring is the narrowing of the airway passage which puts pressure on breathing and hence, the snoring sound. Therefore, there are several procedures to open up the upper airway. Doctors perform surgeries like Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) that include moving the upper and lower jaws a little forward to promote the opening of the airway.
Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP)
One of the effective anti-snore remedies includes shortening the uvula which is the hanging tissue lying at the back of the throat. Often this creates obstruction and hence this laser treatment includes small cuts in the soft palate on either side of the throat. After the healing process, the tissues surrounding this area stiffen and prevent vibrating sound.
This surgery is a simple 30-minute process and requires local anesthesia. In this treatment, they use a low level of radiofrequency to remove the tissues present in the uvula and soft palate. The uvula is the reason that creates a barrier during breathing leading to a snoring sound.
Since snoring occurs because of multiple reasons, it can also be for the collapsing of the soft palate inside the throat creating a barrier during breathing. Hence, to prevent such a case, in this pillar procedure, they insert small plastic implants into the soft palate to prevent any kind of collapsing that causes snoring.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
For someone who doesn’t want to go with the surgical treatment, this machine is effective even during severe snoring problems. This machine blows external air pressure into the mask that the snorer wears over the nose and face during sleep. This air pressure helps in opening the airway during sleep and eliminates loud snoring sounds.
Some other surgeries are Thermal Ablation palatoplasty (TAP), Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, and others in which they consider removing tissues or correcting abnormalities like large tonsils, adenoids, and deviated or nasal septum. Since these oddities create a major barrier preventing the smooth breathing process during sleep, their treatment becomes the right solution to prevent snoring.