A lot of people — nearly half, by some estimates — snore occasionally. Maybe you have a cold or you had an extra drink or two that night. But if you’re one of the 25% of people who snore regularly, you probably want to do something about it.
Before you turn to finicky nasal strips or an uncomfortable sleeping position, talk to Lana Rozenberg, DDS.
Here at Rozenberg Dental NYC on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Dr. Rozenberg offers NightLase®, a no-downtime, laser-based treatment that can help you stop snoring.
NightLase is a dual-wavelength laser treatment. During your appointment, Dr. Rozenberg uses the device to send laser energy into your soft palate and throat. You might feel a warming sensation, but you shouldn’t have any discomfort.
The laser treatment usually takes about 30 minutes, and your results can last a year or more.
NightLase works by using gentle laser heating to tighten the treated tissue. This helps to keep your airways open even when your throat relaxes while you’re asleep.
You don’t have to worry about any downtime after your appointment. Many people go straight back to work.
If you snore often, talk with Dr. Rozenberg about NightLase. She can help you determine if you’re a candidate for this leading-edge treatment.
If so, she tailors a plan for you. Some people stop snoring with just one NightLase session, while others need a series of treatments. Dr. Rozenberg customizes a plan based on you and your ideal outcome.
If you don’t have a bed partner, you might not think your snoring is something to worry about. Actually, though, it could be a sign that you have a condition called obstructive sleep apnea.
That essentially means that while you sleep, your breathing gets so impaired that your body can’t get enough oxygen. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause everything from daytime drowsiness to heart problems.
If you know you snore regularly, talk to Dr. Rozenberg. As a sleep apnea specialist, she can diagnose this condition. And if you have it, she can use NightLase to help open your airways so you get enough oxygen while you sleep — and reduce the risk of sleep apnea complications.
You don’t have to bother your bed partner or wake up feeling tired. To explore this laser-based option for putting your snoring to bed, call Rozenberg Dental NYC or book your appointment online today.