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.
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, relationship difficulties and more severe health conditions.
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Most snoring treatments attempt to keep the breathing passage open. Specially made dental appliances can be effective, but rely on daily compliance. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) systems are often used to help control sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it.
These devices, however, can be very uncomfortable. There are surgical options available for correcting snoring, but these surgeries are invasive and can result in a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery period following the surgery. Laser treatment for snoring is a non-invasive, simple and effective solution.
NightLase® is a leading-edge laser snoring treatment. Laser energy is used to heat the tissues of the airway. This causes a tightening effect which helps to keep your airway open. This particular laser treatment for snoring has shown to reduce snoring by up to 50%!
NightLase® is performed with approximately three 30 minute treatments, spaced out over two months. The procedure is comfortable and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterwards. Depending on degree of tissue laxity, results are often seen after the first session.