Solea Sleep is a revolutionary procedure in the rapidly evolving field of dental sleep medicine. Solea Sleep reduces snoring by tightening soft palate tissue and minimizing snoring-causing vibrations.
Solea Sleep is a nonsurgical laser therapy that takes only a few minutes and provides immediate relief instead of surgical methods that entail incisions, sutures, and lengthy recoveries. Most people who snore benefit from this short, painless, non-surgical procedure.
The Causes of Snoring
The most common cause of snoring is partial airway obstruction during sleep. When you sleep, the muscles in the back of your throat relax, and the soft tissues, such as the tongue and the uvula, can partially block the airflow. As air passes through the narrowed airway, it causes the tissues to vibrate, resulting in the sound of snoring.
Snoring can be worsened by nasal congestion due to allergies, colds, sinus infections, or anatomical issues like a deviated septum. When the nasal passages are blocked or narrowed, it can increase airflow resistance and create a vacuum effect, contributing to snoring.
Overweight or Obesity
Excess weight, particularly around the neck and throat, can pressure the airway and narrow the passage. This can increase the likelihood of snoring as it restricts the airflow.
Sleeping on your back can cause the tongue and soft tissues in the throat to collapse backward, leading to airway obstruction and snoring. This position can exacerbate the vibrations and increase the intensity of snoring.
How Does Solea Sleep Work?
Solea Sleep quickly alleviates snoring by tightening the soft palate and reducing the vibrations that lead to snoring. The laser energy disrupts the cross-linking of collagen fibers within the soft palate tissue layers, resulting in collagen contraction and enhanced tissue stiffness. Because cells and collagen are closer together, they may develop new connections that increase tissue stiffness over time. Solea Sleep minimizes the vibrations that cause patients to snore by tightening these tissue layers.
The depth of penetration of Solea in soft tissue makes all the difference. Solea efficiently distributes energy to deeper tissue layers with high collagen concentrations without ablating superficial tissue layers. The tissue is gradually warmed at the ideal depth in the soft palate, resulting in fast contraction and immediate effects.
The Benefits of Solea Sleep
- Snoring has been much decreased or eliminated.
- Better and deeper sleep
- Increased daytime energy, improved mood
- Improved concentration, memory, and learning
- Reduced consequences of sleep apnea
- Stops disturbing your partner's sleep.
Is Solea Sleep Treatment Painful?
Most patients report feeling nothing or a little warm sensation throughout the Solea Sleep process. Before the treatment, we apply a topical anesthetic spray on the soft palate to relieve discomfort or choking. After treatment, you may experience minor tissue discomfort or irritation for around 24 hours.
We recommend that the Solea Sleep procedure be conducted once a year for reliable long-term outcomes. Visit Hall Dental at 1180 Resurgence Dr Ste 300, Watkinsville, GA 30677, or call (706) 549-8737 for the best care.