Laser Treatment for Snoring
NightLase™ laser treatment at GLO Antiaging Treatment Bar in Calgary or GLO Antiaging Youth Lab in Kelowna is an alternative non-invasive treatment for snoring that will help you to sleep easier, feel better and healthier by reducing snoring and improving sleep quality.*
What causes snoring?
Snoring occurs when air is not able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep. This is due to a narrowing of your airway, which causes the tissues to vibrate and make an audible sound. In extreme cases, the airway can become blocked which is known as obstructive sleep apnea. Many factors can contribute to snoring such as age, nasal and sinus problems, being overweight, alcohol, smoking, medications and sleep posture.
What is the impact of snoring?
Snoring has a number of consequences that can impact the life of a snorer and his/her sleep partner. Sleep deprivation as a result of snoring has a negative impact on health and quality of life. Snorers can experience tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth, and relationship difficulties. Studies have also shown a link between snoring and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke*.
What are the treatment options?
Most treatments for snoring attempt to keep the breathing passage open. Specially made dental appliances can be effective, but rely on daily compliance. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) systems are often used to help control sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it, however these devices can be very uncomfortable. There are surgical options available for correcting snoring which usually involve removal of tissue from the uvula and pharynx but these surgeries are invasive and can result in a lengthy and unconformable recovery period following the surgery.
how does nightlaseTM work?
The NightLase® treatment uses the Er:YAG laser energy to safely heat the oral mucosa tissue resulting in the contraction and tightening of existing collagen and formation of new healthy collagen. This gradual tightening can help keep the airway open, thus reducing the amplification and intensity of snoring/apnea.
What to expect during and after the nightlasetm treatment
NightLase is performed with approximately three short treatments spaced 2 weeks apart. The treatment lasts 15-30 minutes and requires no anesthesia. The procedure is comfortable and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterwards. Results are often seen after the first session but continue to improve over a series of 3-5 treatments with maintenance procedures performed as required. *