A fix to a lifetime of snoring that takes as little as three minutes to perform sounds too good to be true, right? This is the stuff of sci-fi movies, up there with flying cars and meals-in-a-pill, right? It’s impossible that permanent snoring solutions like MIPS really exist, right?
Welcome to the future!
See, Dr. Mandel, Director of Florida Sinus & Snoring Specialists and South Florida Snoring and Sleep Center, wasn’t satisfied with the state of sleep apnea treatment. He knew we could do better – so he invented something called Minimally Invasive Palatal Stiffening. We’ll explain what that is, and explore your options for snoring and sleep apnea treatment without the use of CPAP machines in just a minute. First, let’s take a quick look at snoring and sleep apnea in general.
The Link Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring and sleep apnea are two sides of the same coin. Sleep apnea often causes snoring, and snoring is one of the main symptoms associated with sleep apnea. It’s a tough situation. With an estimated 90 million people classified as regular snorers in the U.S. alone, it’s also one that far too many people find themselves in. When you add their countless sleep-deprived partners into the equation, well, it’s safe to say we have a snoring epidemic.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects about half of all snorers. This makes sense since snoring is caused by the vibration of throat tissue, including the soft palate and uvula. Vibration means movement, and movement means this tissue has the potential to block your airway. Enter OSA, sleepless nights, frustrated loved ones, and a lengthy list of potential complications.
Common Snoring Remedies
The good news is that there are a lot of snoring remedies. The bad news is that if OSA causes your snoring, you need to treat the condition itself and not just its symptoms. That means sleep apnea treatment without CPAP machines.
Common at-home snoring solutions include:
- Sleep on your back with your head in an elevated position (four inches is recommended)
- Sleep on your side
- Don’t drink alcohol or take sedating medication before bed
- Lose weight
- Try allergy treatments
If none of these cures work, or if they only work for a short period of time, then you’re likely suffering from OSA. That’s where MIPS – a uniquely effective snoring cure – enters the picture.
Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment Without CPAP Machines
Minimally Invasive Palatal Stiffening was developed by Dr. Mandel. Shaken by statistics like the estimated 100,000 car accidents caused by drowsy driving and sleep apnea, he wanted to do something about it. Traditional treatments weren’t cutting it, so, he developed a new snoring cure.
MIPS involves using a contact diode laser to stiffen the soft palate and in some cases, shorten the uvula. There are no incisions, and the palate itself isn’t removed, like in other sleep apnea treatment without CPAP machines. The procedure takes roughly three minutes. Recovery time is quick, with many patients reporting a sore throat as their only postoperative discomfort.
Perhaps the most ground-breaking part of MIPS is that it uses your body’s natural healing ability. The soft palate is pulled in as it heals from the diode laser abrasions. This makes it naturally tighter, less prone to vibration, and much, much less likely to constrict the airway. You can even combine MIPS with a minimally invasive nasal procedure for improved results.
People are taking notice of Dr. Mandel’s innovation. The CW South Florida recently reported on the remarkable success rate of MIPS – around 85 percent of patients no longer need to use CPAP machines. Sound good? Then contact us today at (954) 983-1211 if you’re ready for snoring and sleep apnea treatment without CPAP machines!