What Causes Snoring?

The air not being able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep causes snoring. Many times, this is due to laxity of the tissue in the back of mouth and throat. This causes a narrowing of the airway causing the tissues to vibrate and make an audible sound. In some cases, the airway can be completely blocked this is know as obstructive sleep apnea. There are many factors that can lead to snoring such as age, nasal and sinus problems, being over weight, alcohol, smoking, medications and sleep posture as well as laxity of the tissue.

What is the Impact of Snoring?

There are many consequences of snoring that can have an impact on one’s life as well as the sleep partner or family members. Snoring and loss of a sound nights sleep can negatively impact one’s quality of health and life. Lack of restful sleep can lead to tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth and relationship problems. Sleep deprivation due to snoring has been studied and shown to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.

What is NightLase®?

  • Non-invasive
  • Increases the quality of a patient’s sleep
  • Extremely easy for any doctor or dentist to perform
  • Lessen the effects of snoring and sleep apnea
  • Safe and patient-friendly treatment

Nightlase® uses laser energy to heat the tissues at the back of the mouth; the airway tightens and effectively helps to keep the airway open. This will help with snoring and lessen sleep apnea symptoms. Treatments are protocol calls for three short treatments done in two-month intervals. Each procedure is comfortable, requires no anesthesia and patients can immediately resume their daily routine after a treatment session. Results are often seen after one session.

NightLase® is a highly comfortable and satisfying solution. NightLase® requires no device to be worn during sleep and involves no chemical treatment. It’s a gentle and easy way for you to regain a good night’s rest.

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