Snoring surgery involves surgical manipulations of the throat or nasal cavity for the treatment of sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Before we look at the types of surgeries, let’s first get an understanding of the syndromes…
One of the basics of good health is the prevention of severe diseases. One of these severe diseases is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a disease which is characterized by more than 10-15 episodes of sleep apnea per hour. It is important to distinguish simple snoring from sleep apnea.
Hypnosis to stop snoring is an alternative treatment to the traditional methods, for snoring and other sleeping disorders. Hypnosis is a temporary change in consciousness during which a person is in a condition between sleep and wakefulness. During hypnosis, the suggestibility of a person is greatly enhanced. Suggestibility is the ability to perceive the mental impact of another person or group of individuals, it is the degree of susceptibility to influence.
Sleep Apnea is a condition caused by a lack of air passing through to the lungs during sleep; it is an episode that lasts for more than 10 seconds. This deficiency of air leads to a decreased saturation of oxygen levels in the blood, which results in oxygen deprivation of the brain and other bodily tissues, known as Hypoxia. In order to normalize blood oxygen levels, the brain instructs a micro awakening and commands the body to reopen the airways. The person wakes up for a short time and commences breathing, often noisily at first, and then falls back to sleep. Quite often, the person has no memory of these micro-awakenings in the morning.
CPAP or Constant Positive Airway Pressure is a mode of artificial ventilation of the lungs with the creation of positive pressure in the airways after exhalation. Currently, CPAP-therapy is used for the treatment of snoring, sleep apnea treatment, arterial hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, daytime sleepiness, obesity, impotence, insomnia, and depression. How can CPAP-therapy cure so many diseases? It is believed that all of these diseases are closely associated with a disturbance of normal sleep.