Snoring – which afflicts as many as 90 million American adults – is caused because of some sort of obstruction of the airway, usually due to the soft palate. Rather than treat the symptoms, go after the root cause with the NightLase laser treatment. We can reduce or even eliminate airway obstruction caused by the soft palate, letting you get back to having a good night’s sleep fast.
If the tissues of the soft palate become too long or loose, the soft palate can drop over the airway when deep sleep occurs, causing snoring. Developed in Europe, NightLase tightens the oral mucosa tissues of the soft palate. This causes the soft palate to raise enough to reduce or eliminate the obstruction, allowing you to sleep peacefully throughout the night.
Does insurance cover NightLase? Do you provide financing?
Laser treatment for snoring is covered by some insurance companies! But since Nightlase is a simple laser treatment that doesn’t require a hospital stay, many patients find that it’s very affordable even without insurance. CareCredit and Sunbit are available financing options.
Are there age limits or ranges in which Nightlase best functions? Would this treatment work for pediatric sleep apnea?
Nightlase treats a condition – obstructive sleep apnea – and isn’t targeted at a particular age group. But since it’s painless and works so quickly, it’s entirely appropriate as a treatment for pediatric sleep apnea.
Are there side effects?
The most frequent side effect is a sore throat, which generally goes away the second day after treatment.
If you or your partner is suffering from sleep apnea, the best long-term approach is to go after the root cause of the airway blockage. Making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking and losing weight can do a lot to reduce or eliminate obstructive sleep apnea.
However, many cases of OSA can’t be reversed with lifestyle changes. With that in mind, Nightlase can be a viable alternative to addressing the symptoms or underlying causes so that you can stop snoring and go back to getting a good night’s sleep.
Dr. Krish has years of experience helping people get back to enjoying a good night’s sleep. Contact us today to find out if Nightlase can help you.