Did you know that there is a safe, painless, non-surgical way to reduce snoring? We want to introduce NightLase, a minimally-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment for snoring. It reduces the effects of sleep apnea, decreases the severity of snoring and increases the quality of sleep.
This treatment uses a very gentle, superficial Er:YAG laser light to tighten the tissue of the soft palate and tongue to reduce the sounds of snoring and lessens the effects of sleep apnea.
This innovative technique is designed to reduce the frequency and amplitude of snoring and improve overall sleep quality for you, the snorer and your partner.
When you fall asleep, your throat muscles naturally relax, your tongue slips backward, and your throat narrows. The vibrations can happen because of these narrow airways or if there is some kind of blockage like a sinus infection, a nasal polyp or tonsillitis.
You are more likely to snore if you:
All of these can make your throat relax or place more pressure on your airways, which can increase the chances of you snoring.
Snoring may seem normal and nothing to worry about, it might be a minor annoyance for your partner. However, snoring can be a sign of something more serious and that in time can have serious effects on your health.
For example, snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnea, a condition where breathing stops and starts during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when throat muscles relax and the breathing airway is restricted. Potentially life threatening, some signs that sleep apnea may be present include:
If sleep apnea is suspected, you may be given a home sleep apnea test to diagnose your condition. This involves sleeping at home while wearing specialized equipment that monitors how you breathe during sleep.
The device collects information that will be used to diagnose your sleep apnea. You will be given instructions on how to set up the equipment yourself. The at-home device will have sensors that measure your breathing, oxygen levels and heart rate during sleep.
Or you may be asked to keep a sleep diary for up to two weeks. The diary should include information on what time you went to bed each night, how many times you woke up throughout the night, and what time you woke up in the morning. This is important to pinpoint patterns in sleep, which will aid in diagnosing your sleep disorder.
NightLase laser therapy is beneficial for anyone who experiences any symptoms of sleep apnea, whether men or women with excessive snoring throughout the night. If you or your loved one is having trouble sleeping due to snoring, you could qualify as a candidate for treatments. The best way to determine if you are a proper candidate is through a consultation with one of our caring professionals.
We will require a first consultation to evaluate if you are a perfect candidate for Nightlase™. The procedure requires a minimum of three 30 minute sessions over a period of 6 weeks. Laser therapy delivers satisfying results that can last for up to a year.
Patient often notice a difference in snoring right away, though best results are evident after all three sessions. This solution may last anywhere from six to 12 months after you’ve completed your sessions. However, it can be easily touched up at follow-up appointments.
Dr. Vishart can always provide you with consistent NightLase therapy to ensure your sleep quality remains healthy for years to come.
NightLase® is not painful and does NOT require any anesthesia! Many patients experience a feeling or sensation of heat, it does not hurt nor does it feel uncomfortable. This sensations is only the laser working properly. Some patients experience a mild sore throat the next day, and we advise drinking plenty of water after the procedure. There is no down time after the procedure and normal activities resume immediately without restrictions.
The final results typically provide you with restful sleep for you and your partner. No more sleepless nights, free from snoring and sleep apnea symptoms, for up to a year.
Benefits of NightLase include:
Patients find NightLase to be a highly comfortable and satisfying solution that does not require any devices worn at night post treatment. It’s safe, gentle and the best non-invasive treatment to regain a good night’s rest.
There are no risks associated with this treatment as the heat that is generated by the laser is targeted, controlled and only stimulates collagen production. As we said before, some patients may experience a sore throat, but can be relieved with over the counter medication.
Getting treatment for your snoring and sleep apnea is a way to invest in yourself and your future health. Contact us today and let Dr. Vishart provide all the options you need that will allow you to make an informed and empowered decision about what is right for you.