Can the FaceFormer help with UARS?

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In contrast to classical sleep apnea, “Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)” (see Wikipedia) is caused by rather unfavourable anatomical conditions for the narrowing of the upper respiratory tract. I would be interested to know whether you know whether the Face Former can also help with UARS.


The FaceFormer method has been proven to be highly effective in numerous scientific studies and in patients worldwide.

The view that UARS is caused solely by anatomical constrictions in the mouth and throat is a significant limitation. With UARS, the deviating constrictions are clearly recognizable, but only the flaccidity of the mouth and throat tissue and the dysfunctional motor pattern deviations generate the actual problem, the breathing stops or snoring. The morphological dimensions in the mouth and throat can be hereditary on the one hand, but they can also have developed due to malfunctions on the other. Irrespective of the cause, i.e. form or function, compensatory mechanisms are formed which must be corrected without exception in order to achieve an improvement. Symptomatic therapies, which are unfortunately even referred to as the “gold standard”, still forget that they are always only a substitute for causal treatments. Therefore, the patient usually uses his CPAP device until the end of his life and protrusion splints at least until the temporomandibular joints are damaged. In the first case, flaccid tissue is blown aside (air splinting), which may have success under direct application, but the functions and tensions of muscles and tissue gradually develop even more negatively than they already are.

Causal treatments, on the other hand, strengthen the whole system until the problem is solved. The FaceFormer therapy belongs to the causal treatments and is an exercise therapy. These are without alternative and the only methods that can change movement patterns in the long term and strengthen the system.

In any case, the FaceFormer training must also be carried out with UARS. Not only a tissue tightening, but also a completely new movement pattern, negative pressure formation in the mouth/venge, nasal breathing etc. is achieved. The anatomical narrowing of the airways does not prevent breathing, but simplifies the actual causes, dysfunctional patterns with accompanying slackness, to successfully implement the disorder.

So regardless of whether snoring, sleep apnea syndrome or UARS, FaceFormer therapy must always be used. It is probably the only therapy that effectively influences the causes and – with regular and correct use – leads to success.