Is your bed partner ready to kick you to the couch because of all your snoring? Do you find yourself consistently waking up during the night? Do you wear a CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) machine but find that you could still use more airway support?
Snoring is an even bigger issue than you might think. It does more than disrupt you and your partners’ sleep. Snoring can make you miss out on the valuable deep sleep our bodies need to repair and rejuvenate for the next day that lies ahead.
Dr. Jennine Huet can help you stop snoring for good using our unique, cutting-edge NightLase® technology. It can be highly effective for patients diagnosed with sleep apnea, along with patients where sleep apnea has been ruled out but snoring still occurs.
NightLase® is the fast, non-invasive, and appliance-free way to get a good night’s sleep.
How Does NightLase® Work?
Dr. Huet relies on NightLase® because it’s a powerful, yet gentle laser technology that works by effectively heating the tissues in your airway. When this happens, they tighten up, and this helps you to snore less and sleep more. The purpose of this treatment is to provide an effective alternative for people who can’t tolerate a CPAP machine and/or something called a Mandibular Advancement Device. If you are someone who uses one of these devices to control your snoring or sleep apnea, NightLase® can benefit you too! It’s been found to provide better breathing and improved health when used in conjunction with your devices.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Generally, Dr. Huet will perform NightLase® therapy on patients over a series of three brief and easy in-office treatments. They are usually spaced out over about two months. When you come in for your visit, you can generally plan on each treatment taking about 30 minutes. You won’t need any anesthesia! When your procedure is underway, you might feel like you’re drinking a warm cup of coffee. When we’re all finished, there could be some mild throat irritation that goes away in a day or two.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
One of the most impressive benefits of choosing NightLase® laser therapy is that it can work almost immediately. Some patients say they could see a significant decrease in their snoring after their initial treatment. The procedure is entirely comfortable, and you’re able to go about your business following treatment without any side effects or discomfort. You’re going to:
Sleep more soundly
Feel less fatigued all the time
Lose a few pounds
Make your bed partner and family want to sleep near you again