NightLase™ – The Alternative Treatment For Snoring
What is NightLase™ Snoring Treatment?
NightLase is a leading-edge laser procedure for the treatment of snoring. It is non-invasive/non-surgical, simple, and an effective way of reducing or even eliminating snoring. Dr. Greenberg can also use the laser concurrently with new or existing oral appliances to further reshape palates and airways if necessary. The prescribed oral appliances may be recommended by a physician after a sleep study test has been performed.
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring occurs when air is not able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep. This is due to a narrowing of your airway, which causes the tissues to vibrate and make an audible sound. In extreme cases the airway can become blocked which is known as obstructive sleep apnea. Many factors can contribute to snoring such as age, nasal and sinus problems, being overweight, alcohol, smoking, medications, and sleep posture.
What are the impacts of snoring?
Snoring has a number of consequences that can impact the life of a snorer and his/her sleep partner. Sleep deprivation as a result of snoring has a negative impact on health and quality of life. Snorers can experience tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth, and relationship difficulties. Studies have also shown a link between snoring and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke*.
What are the available snoring treatment options?
Most treatments for snoring attempt to keep the breathing passage open. Specially made dental appliances can be effective and with these devices Dr. Greenberg is able to reshape palates and airway spaces to improve the patients’ airflow. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) systems are often used to help control sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it, however these devices can be very uncomfortable. There are surgical options available for correcting snoring which usually involve removal of tissue from the uvula and pharynx but these surgeries are invasive and can result in a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery period following the surgery.
How does NightLase™ work?
Laser energy is used to heat the tissues of the airway causing a tightening effect which helps keep your airway open. NightLase is performed with approximately three short treatments space over two months. Each treatment lasts 15 minutes and requires no anesthesia. The procedure is comfortable and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterwards.
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