The Difference Between Snoring Treatments and Band-Aid Solutions
24.10.2018 | Snoring Problems, Treatment Options, Case Studies
There is no shortage of ‘treatment’ options when it comes to snoring. But, are these ‘treatments’ actually band-aid solutions masquerading as a fix? At Snoring Laser Care, we don’t believe in giving quick fixes to your snoring problem, because in the long run, this kind of method ends up costing the patient more time and money. We call them band-aid solutions because once you remove the ‘solution’, the problem is still there and the snoring returns. We want what is best for our patients, which is why we like to find the source of the problem and fix it properly. Let us tell you a story, so you can understand why.
Sam* is a burly miner who has snored his entire life. He started off with incidental snoring: it worsened when he was overly tired or slept on his back and he became a freight train when he had a few too many drinks with the boys. Then, after Sam got married, he did what many happily married couples do and got comfortable and packed on the kilos. Soon after, Sam started to snore every night
Sam’s story drives home the difference between a band-aid treatment and an actual solution. If Sam had found the root cause of his snoring and sought proper treatment, perhaps he wouldn’t have had these negative experiences.
Our team at Snoring Laser Care could have treated Sam using our NightLase Laser method. NightLase can tighten the excess tissue at the back of Sam’s throat which was causing his obstructive sleep. We would also examine his jaw and mouth to ensure that no secondary oral problem was causing his snoring. Finally, we would work with his GP and dietician to help encourage Sam to make healthier lifestyle choices which would dramatically improve his snoring problem
*Name changed for privacy