Pillar Procedure (Snoring Treatment)
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If You Are Keeping Yourself Or Your Loved Ones Awake Because Of Your Snoring & It’s Driving You Crazy, Isn’t it time to stop snoring once-and-for-all?
Yanhee’s Pillar procedure can easily wipe out a lack of sleep and the torture of snoring.
Snoring is a major problem since it can not only be irritating but it can be dangerous as well.
Snoring may suggest sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening disease that calls for medical attention.
Sleep apnea is a condition that obstructs breathing, causing you to keep waking up to start breathing again.
Normal snoring doesn’t interrupt sleep like sleep apnea, so if you are afflicted with overwhelming fatigue and drowsiness at daytime, your problem can be more than simply snoring.
Types of Sleep Apnea
There are two types of sleep apnea:
- Obstructive sleep apnea, the more prevalent type that happens when throat muscle relax
- Central sleep apnea, which happens when your brain doesn’t send the correct impulses to the muscles that deal with breathing.
Signs and Symptoms
The most common signs and symptoms of obstructive and central sleep apneas include:
- Too much sleepiness during the day.
- Loud snoring that is generally more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea.
- Periods of breathing cessation while sleeping observed by somebody else.
- Sudden awakenings combined with shortness of breath, which likely suggests central sleep apnea.
- Awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat.
- Morning headache
- Insomnia (difficulty staying asleep)
- Attention problems
Pillar Procedure (Snoring Treatment)
Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) takes place every time the muscles in the back of your throat relax. These muscles provide support to the soft palate, the triangular piece of tissue hanging from the soft palate (uvula), the tonsils, the side walls of the throat and the tongue.
When these muscles relax, your airway narrows or shut down while you inhale, so you can’t get a sufficient breath in.
This causes the level of oxygen in your blood to decrease. Your brain detects the decrease of oxygen level in your blood and briefly rouses you from sleep to help you reopen your airway.
This awakening normally happens in a very short period of time that you don’t remember it.
You will make a snorting, choking or gasping sound. This pattern repeats itself five to thirty times or more every hour throughout the night.
These breathing interruptions hinder your ability to achieve the ideal deep, restful stages of sleep, and you will feel sleepy during the day.
Those with obstructive sleep apnea are usually not aware that their sleep was disrupted. After all most individuals with this type of sleep apnea think they sleep well at night.
Causes of Central Sleep Apnea
Central sleep apnea, which is a lot less common, happens when your brain fails to send out-out signals to your breathing muscles.
You may awaken with shortness of breath or have a tough time going to sleep or staying asleep. Similar to obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and daytime sleepiness can happen.
The most common cause of central sleep apnea is heart failure, and less commonly, a stroke. Individuals with central sleep apnea are often able to remember awakening compared to individuals with central sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is regarded as a serious medical problem and if left untreated, complications may arise and include:
- High blood pressure or heart problems.
- Daytime fatigue.
- Complications with medications and surgery
- Liver problems
- Sleep-deprived partners
Please refer to an educational 3D animation with an easy, visual demonstration of the reasons behind snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The animation below makes it clear to understand how the positioning of three little implants helps fix the palatal vibration and collapse which causes snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
This procedure works on the most common source of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea – the soft palate. At some point in the procedure, three little woven implants are positioned in the soft palate.
With time the implants, along with the body’s fibrotic response, contribute structural support that strengthens the soft palate. The strengthening of the soft palate reduces the tissue vibration that can cause snoring and palatal tissue collapse that blocks the upper airway and cause obstructive sleep apnea.
You can’t see or feel the implants, nor will they interrupt with swallowing or talking. Most patients resume routine diet and activities the same day of the procedure.
Schedule your appointment now or email our team for any questions you may have.