Snoring may be the butt of many jokes but it can become a serious issue, and not only for you. In addition to potential health complications, research shows that snoring can take away from marital satisfaction and even raise the risk for divorce.
At Rozenberg Dental NYC, board-certified and world-renowned dentist Lana Rozenberg, DDS, and her team provide laser sleep apnea treatments and the NightLase® snoring treatment for people who chronically snore.
This noninvasive dental laser treatment can reduce your symptoms so that you and your significant other can sleep more soundly. Read on to learn more about NightLase and how it might benefit you.
NightLase laser therapy helps minimize sleep sounds by providing a gentle tightening effect. The heat from the laser causes collagen in your oral mucosa tissue to contract. This allows your airway to open fully rather than staying somewhat blocked, which is what leads to issues such as snoring.
During your treatment, which takes about 30 minutes, Dr. Rozenberg uses a hand-held laser to heat your throat and soft palate. While you’ll likely notice gentle warmth, the process isn’t painful.
Since no anesthesia or incisions are required, you can get straight back to your usual daily activities after NightLase treatment. You might experience a mild sore throat for a couple of days, so staying well-hydrated is important.
If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, improved breathing and reduced snoring are just two potential benefits of NightLase.
Even if you don’t have sleep apnea, chronic snoring can interfere with sleep, leading to problems with your moods, energy, and overall health. As your sleep and breathing improve, you may also experience additional benefits of restful snooze, such as:
And all of these attributes can enhance your interpersonal relationships, as well, by allowing you to feel more at ease and better enjoy your time together.
The first step in getting started with NightLase is a consultation with Dr. Rozenberg. During the appointment, she conducts an exam and reviews your medical history to make sure you’re a good candidate for NightLase. If you are, she determines your best treatment plan.
While results vary, most of our patients benefit from at least three NightLase treatments over a six-week period. From there, your results will likely last for 6-12 months. Occasional touch-up treatments can help keep your snoring under control long term.
To learn more about NightLase for snoring or get started on the path to sounder sleep, call our office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City or schedule an appointment through this website.