Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound due to obstructed air movement during breathing whilst sleeping. It is a common problem and studies estimate that 45% of men and 30% of women snore on a regular basis. Usually it is caused by a combination of factors such as excessively relaxed throat muscles, large tonsils and/or adenoids, nasal congestion, large uvula, and structural problems of the nose – deviated septum or nasal polyps, and cysts. Other factors that can also can contribute to snoring include excessive weight, allergies, alcohol consumption and smoking.
There are a variety of options to reduce snoring as well as obstructive sleep apnoea. Common snoring remedies including oral sleeping appliances, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), palatal implants, radiofrequency tissue ablation and surgery. Now with Erbium:YAG lasers, long-time sufferers are finding long lasting relief following a very simple 15 minute procedure.
The Romeo treatment now offers a simple and quick option with impressive results. Utilizing the power of the MCL-31 Dermablate laser, the Romeo treatment targets the soft palate to strengthen the structures of the back of the throat, producing collagen and tightening tissue, which reduces the vibration of the structures during sleep. The treatment is very quick, has no downtime and no need for anaesthesia. Treatment has a high improvement in changing the quality of sleep and thereby a positive change in patients’ quality of life and overall health.