Somnilase is advertised as a minimally invasive solution for snoring. It is an anti-snoring laser treatment from Novas Medical. At the time of this article it was being heavily promoted in the media – the UK’s Daily Mail being a main partner.
What Will I Learn?
Somnilase Laser Technology to Stop Snoring
If you snore there are several options open to you
- Some homeopathic remedies such as essential oils
- Anti-snoring mouthpieces and tongue retaining devices
- Epap and Cpap machines
- Snoring surgery
Somnilase laser treatment is classed as minimally invasive procedure.
So not quite anti-snoring surgery – but not really an alternative to snoring surgery
Somnilase Success Story
A 35-year-old mother of three whose snoring was so loud it was destroying her marriage has finally got the problem under control thanks to a new anti-snoring procedure called Somnilase.
Kym Mohajeri’s snoring was so terrible it wasn’t just her nearest and dearest who suffered.
Two of her neighbors were forced to move bedrooms in order to try and get a decent night’s sleep.
Kym’s snoring problem began when she was only 14 and continued to be a problem throughout her life.
Thanks to the new Somnilase treatment, Kym says her snoring is no longer waking her husband during the night.
When she first began snoring, Kym never dreamed her problem with snoring would have such a huge impact on her life.
It didn’t take long before she got a taste of things to come.
A school trip to Lourdes provided a particularly poignant “wake-up” call.
Kym had to share a room with several other students, all of whom complained her snoring had kept them awake all night.
Ten years later, the snoring problem was no better and it was severely affecting the quality of Kym’s life.
The thought of overnight stays with friends brought on attacks of anxiety and she was very hesitant about starting new relationships.
“I used to make excuses to avoid stopping with friends,” Kym recalls. “I’d blame alcohol and smoking on the snoring—when I didn’t even smoke.”
Kym met her partner Ben in 2005 and began staying over at the Warrington flat he shared with a friend.
Her snoring continued. When Ben’s flatmate heard it he presumed it was Ben and Kym was too embarrassed to tell him the truth.
Shamed by her snoring, Kym began dreading her overnight stays. When she and Ben moved into their own home a few years later Kym’s problem with snoring continued.
Despite the nightly disruptions, the couple married in 2010 and had their first child, Aaliyah, the following year.
By then, Kym and Ben had more or less accepted snoring was a part of their lives. However, the volume of Kym’s snoring was also affecting the lives of the couple living in the house next door, who had to begin sleeping in the bedroom on the other side of their house.
When Kym and Ben moved to a different house in 2018, the situation happened again when their new neighbors had to escape Kym’s snoring by changing their bedroom as well.
However, it wasn’t just the neighbors. Ben was finding it increasingly hard to live with Kym’s snoring too. At times, Kym slept on the sofa to try and allow her husband to get some sleep but doing so put extra strain on their relationship.
As is often the case with snorers, the noises coming from her throat were disrupting Kym’s sleep too.
She often had to try and survive on only four hours of sleep and had to get lifts to work because she was too tired to drive.
Lack of sleep was making Kym snappy and irritable. It was also giving her headaches and playing havoc with her emotions.
In her desperation, Kym tried all the different types of sleep aids could get her hands on but nothing helped. Then a friend told her about Somnilase.
“I instantly booked an appointment,” Kym said.
The treatment was a success. Kym was able to significantly reduce her snoring.
“I was really nervous before the treatment,” Kym admitted. “Mostly because it meant so much to me to try and find a cure for my snoring.”
However, she admits the treatment was unexpectedly easy and pain-free. She recalls a zapping sensation at the back of her throat.
Her throat also felt a little tender afterward but Kym says the reaction subsided in less than an hour.
Kym is very pleased with the results, stating Somnilase has made a “huge difference” to her life.
“I’m waking up a lot more refreshed and feel ready to take on the day,” Kym says. Her husband is getting a good night’s sleep too and their lives have “changed for the better.”
What is Somnilase and How Does It Work?
Somnilase is a new anti-snoring treatment available via Novus Medical.
It works by providing extra strength and rigidity to the soft palate and uvula.
The effect is established by a special technique that delivers a large amount of energy to the mucous membrane and causes microscopic damage.
Damage does not sound like something that would be desirable but in this case, it is.
The damage the blast of energy inflicts causes the soft palate to become fixed. This makes it more stable during breathing, preventing the vibration that causes the noise we call snoring.
Somnilase is a simple procedure. There is no need for an overnight stay and the experience is not dissimilar to a visit to the dentist. Patients even sit in similar type or chair.
As with a dental visit, the patient sits back in the chair and stretches their mouth wide.
Then, instead of dental implements, a small laser enters the mouth on the end of a probe-like device.
The laser delivers a few shots to the back of the mouth and the process generally lasts around 10 minutes.
However, although the treatment is rapid.
Somnilase is not a quick-fix solution.
Most people require three sessions but people who suffer from very severe snoring may require more and a 4-week gap is necessary between treatments.
How Much Does Somnilase Cost?
The cost of the treatment can vary from one clinic to the next but patients who need three treatments generally pay around £1,650 (USD 1,870).
Does Somnilase Cause Side Effects?
The main side effect is generally a feeling of swelling and dryness in the throat.
Some patients may also experience a burning and/or scraping sensation that is similar to the sore throat you get with a cold.
The Somnilase anti-snoring treatment can also cause the throat to appear redder than normal. It may cause discomfort while swallowing as well.
However, any side effects patients experience after the treatment generally subside in less than 48 hours.
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