Somnoplasty... Treatment For Snoring

Snoring is a common problem. About one out of every four people snore. Snoring, as many women can attest, is more frequent in males and is associated with increasing body weight and advancing age.

The sounds that we typically associate with snoring are caused by varying degrees of obstruction of the upper airway (from the nose to the larynx). The noise comes from efforts to force air through the narrowed passageway.

Snoring occurs only during sleep. Why? Because during sleep the soft tissues of the throat relax and fall into the airway. The most common cause of snoring is thus from excessive vibration of the uvula and soft palate of the throat.

Snoring treatments have been almost as many as the number of snorers. Attempted remedies have included behavioral modification, devices to reposition the jaw and tongue, weight loss, and surgery.

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