Conservative snoring treatment

  • In cases of excess weight, we recommend weight loss.
  • Alcohol should be avoided before going to sleep, as well as taking meals late at night.
  • Tranquillisers or sleeping pills as well as anti-histamines may cause snoring and should be avoided if possible.
  • Sleeping with the upper body in an elevated position reduces snoring.
  • Sleeping while lying face up should be avoided at all costs. Sewing a tennis ball into the back of your pyjamas may help!
  • It is important to set up a good sleep routine. This means creating a quiet environment, ventilating the bedroom, keeping a regular sleep rhythm, not taking any “worries” to bed, etc.
  • Mandibular splints for the lower jaw: these work by moving the lower jaw forwards in order to open the upper respiratory tract, thus reducing the flow velocity of the air being breathed. This effect may lead to a reduction or elimination of obstructive sleep apnoea and the annoying snoring noises. We also offer splint adjustment as a service in our practice.
  • The medical supply trade additionally offers various tools to influence the sleep position, keep the jaw in a certain position (e.g. chin strap) or improve nasal breathing (nasal strips or nose clips). Nevertheless, their success is quite moderate.
  • The Alaxo stent: this is a tube-shaped soft mesh which the patient him or herself inserts at night and removes in the morning. This stent is attached to the wall of the throat and acts as a mechanical splint to prevent the respiratory tract from closing.
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