We all need a healthy and deep sleep to relax at night. But sometimes we cannot sleep peacefully because our breathing is disturbed and often prevents us from having a nice deep sleep. Abnormal breathing leads to snoring which can be loud sometimes. Sleep apnea is a common cause of loud snoring and becomes a major health issue if left untreated.
Fortunately, it is treatable in Dubai at Laser Skin Care Clinic.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder and often causes loud snoring. It happens when your breathing stops and starts at different intervals while sleeping. Sleep apnea can also lead to other health issues such as heart disease, lung disease, depression, and diabetes. Therefore, it’s very important to identify and treat the problem before it does any damage.
Depending on the symptoms there are three types of sleep apnea
Types of sleep apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
- Narrowing or blocking of upper airways.
- Airflow stops through your throat 5 times(at least 10 seconds each time) every hour and then starts again
- It may lead to heart failure, brain disorders, snoring, and low blood pressure.
Central Sleep Apnea
- Happens when the breathing control center of the brain doesn’t work well
- Upper airways are narrowed or wholly blocked
- Causes weak memory, sleeplessness, and finding it hard to focus
Complex Sleep Apnea
- The combined form of obstructive and central sleep apneas
- Central apnea symptoms appear after OSA has been cured by Positive airway pressure(PAP) therapy
- Breathing stops more than 5 times per hour
- No certain cause
If you have the following symptoms then you have sleep apnea
- Loud Snoring
- Morning headache
- Memory loss
- Feeling sleepy during the day or falling asleep while driving
- Wake-up stroke syndrome
- Hard to breathe while sleeping
- Waking up at night to urinate (nocturia)
- Sleeping with your mouth open and saliva drops from your mouth (drooling)
The causes of sleep apnea vary from person to person but common causes are
- Narrow or crowded upper airway
- Gaining weight for a long time
- Poor response from the muscles that control breathing function
- Very sensitive respiratory control system
Who is at risk?
The following factors put you at risk of having sleep apnea
Heart problems: People with heart failure are more prone to getting sleep apnea.
Age: Chances for sleep apnea increase with age.
Gender: Men have more chances of having sleep apnea than women.
Hormonal changes: Hormones control the size and shape of the throat. Any increase in them puts you at risk.
Obesity: unhealthy increase in weight increases the chances of having sleep apnea too. There are many Fat Reduction Treatments at our clinic in Dubai
You can diagnose it on your own. Check your breathing while sleeping with the help of someone in your house. If you snore loudly and have all or some of the symptoms mentioned above then you need to see a doctor.
The following clinical methods are used
Polysomnography: detects changes in the brain, lungs, heart, and physical movements while you sleep. Neck pressure should also be checked for better results.
Respiratory Inductive Plethysmography: two belts are tied around the neck and stomach to record the respiration rate.
Thermistor: nasal device inserted through your nostrils to check the airflow.
Electromyography: detects muscle response of chest muscles, jaws, and forehead for any pressures.
Treatment options for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
There are various methods to cure sleep apnea depending upon the intensity. Sometimes home remedies work. If the symptoms don’t go away then therapies, devices, and surgeries are used.
- Changing your sleeping positions and tying something hard on your back
- Oral devices adjust your tongue and jaw in such a way that you breathe freely while sleeping
- Regular exercise maintains smooth blood flow and decreases fats in your body which helps you breathe easily
- Treating nasal congestion may remove the blockage in your lungs which is disturbing your breathing
Therapies and Devices
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
A most common machine for treating sleep apnea. Mostly used for heart patients. It uses a mask connected to a device that pumps room air into your nose at a fixed pressure. In this way, your upper airway remains open during sleep.
Bilevel-positive airway pressure (BiPAP)
Used for more serious sleep apneas. High pressure air is pumped through a mask or nasal plugs into your upper airway. It lowers the pressure when you breathe out.
Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP)
They are like CPAP but not as much used. It increases the pressure when it senses disturbed breathing and lowers the pressure to normal when the breathing restores. It is prescribed for patients for whom CPAP does not work.
Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV)
Uses masks, nasal devices, and ventilators like other machines. It is one of the latest technologies for treating sleep apnea. It offers automatic adjusting of air pressure according to your breathing pattern. The pressure increases when breathing is unstable and decreases when breathing is normal.
Tracheostomy: opens upper airways by making a hole in the neck and putting a tube inside that eases breathing.
Bariatric surgery: removes fats in upper airways and allows smooth airflow. Good for obese people.
Tonsillectomy: removes swollen tonsils that block the airways. Good for children.
Nasal surgery: cleans your nose for any blockages and makes way for airflow.
Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation: plants an impulse generator in the chest to help the brain regulate chest muscles. Treats central sleep apnea.
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty: removes extra tissue at the soft palate by a blade decreasing upper airway narrowing. Performed for curing OSA.
Other surgeries include: Maxillomandibular advancement, hypopharyngeal procedures, and palatal implants.
Technique we use
At Laser Skin Care Clinic Dubai, we offer laser treatment for sleep apnea and Snoring Treatment. The process is swift and offers lesser side effects as compared to surgeries. We use an advanced laser Anti Snoring Device in Dubai, known as SNORE3, for treating Sleep Apnea.
- Very effective for curing sleep apneas
- No anesthesia, pain, or scarring is needed during the process
- Laser tightens the soft tissue in the upper airways
- 3 treatments of 20 minutes each are performed to ensure optimum results
Before and After Results
Cost of Sleep Apnea Treatment
The cost of Laser Snoring Treatment in Dubai is not fixed because it depends on some variable factors. Snoring Treatment for Sleep Apnea’s price depends on the following:
- the expertise of the doctor
- location of the facility
- nature of the problem
What is the cost of the treatment in my case? Please book a consultation session with our expert doctor to know the exact cost of the treatment.
Snoring Treatment FAQs
Which is the best anti snoring device?
The best anti snoring device in Dubai used for treating sleep apnea and snoring is SNORE3. It is a non-invasive and pain-free laser treatment that targets the uvula, palate, and throat pillars. It uses a handheld device that makes the collagen shrink at first and then regenerate. As a result, patients have more room for airflow, which stops snoring.
How much is laser treatment for snoring?
Generally, many factors influence the cost of snoring treatment. The cost of Snoring Treatment in Dubai depends on many factors. Some key factors include the doctor’s expertise, the clinic’s location, and the severity of the problem. Therefore, it is recommended to consult with the doctor to know the exact cost of your treatment.
Does laser treatment work for snoring?
Yes, laser treatment is quite popular for treating snoring problems. It effectively treats snoring and obstructive sleep apnea without being too invasive. Moreover, it has been well-received by patients and doctors with a success rate of 70-90%.
What is the latest treatment for sleep apnea?
There are different treatments available for treating sleep apnea, but Laser Snoring Treatment in Dubai is the most effective. It allows the patient to sleep peacefully at night by increasing the room for airflow in the throat. As a result of this treatment, patients may snore less or not at all.
Can you snore and not have sleep apnea?
It is not impossible to snore without having sleep apnea. In some cases, people snore because they have high blood pressure. While snoring without having sleep apnea is not harmful, not knowing that someone has sleep apnea can be problematic. Sometimes, patients have sleep apnea, and they snore as well, but they don’t realize they have sleep apnea, leading to severe health problems.
Is surgery better than laser treatment?
Laser treatment gives instant results with lesser side effects while surgeries show some complications. Also, surgeries are specific for specific types of sleep apnea and can be time taking.
Does it mean I have sleep apnea if I snore?
Even if you snore loudly, that doesn’t mean you have sleep apnea until certain other symptoms are not present. If other symptoms show, then it is time to get diagnosed before it leads to other problems.
Is laser treatment for sleep apnea safe?
Laser treatment is safe and painless as compared to other surgical methods of sleep apnea treatment.
Is laser treatment cheap?
Laser treatment for sleep apnea is not cheap. But it offers a long-term quick cure and is definitely worth your money.
Schedule a Consultation
Sleep Apnea is a severe sleep disorder that can cause other problems besides snoring. Are you interested in the Snoring Treatment in Dubai? If you have a sleep apnea disorder and want to free yourself and your family from this problem, the Laser Skin Care Clinic invites you for an online consultation. So, fill out the online form and schedule an appointment today.