NightLase snoring treatment is a fast, patient-friendly solution to snoring and sleep apnea. This non-invasive treatment uses superficial laser light to reduce snoring intensity and lessen the effects of sleep apnea.This pain-free technique has been safely & effectively used in Europe for many years, and now this exciting procedure is available in the United States!
Types of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which is mainly known to people as ‘snoring.’ Although snoring during sleep is usually the main reason people are looking for solutions to the problem, sleep apnea is actually a more complex issue. The fact that, during sleep, a person’s breath can repeatedly stop means that the brain does not receive enough oxygen.
There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive and central sleep apnea. In the first case, the airways are blocked by the soft tissue in the back of the throat. This type of apnea is the most common. In the latter case, it’s not the airway that is blocked, but the brain – the respiratory control center, to be specific. In this case, it fails in sending the signals to breathe.
In this text, we will cover the first type and include options for sleep apnea treatment in NYC.
Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
A sufferer may not even be aware that he or she suffers from sleep apnea, especially if the person lives alone and does not trouble anyone with their snoring. But, for cases like this, there are other signs of this sleep disorder, aside from snoring. These include:
- Restless sleep;
- Waking up with a dry throat;
- Waking up with a choking sensation;
- Sleepiness throughout the day;
- Headaches (specifically in the morning);
- Mood changes; and,
Am I at Risk for Sleep Apnea?
Basically, anyone can be at risk for sleep apnea, as it is not a matter of age or gender. Also, the person may start suffering from sleep apnea in any stage of their life. There are risk factors that can increase your chances of having this disorder, though, and they can include people who are:
- Older than 40;
- Have a large neck size;
- Have small jaw bones, large tongues and/or large tonsils;
- Genetically inclined to having sleep apnea; or,
- Have allergies or sinus problems.
What Are the Effects of Sleep Apnea?
It’s important to highlight that the ultimate goal for the patient should not only be to stop snoring, but to cure the sleeping abnormality all together. Sleep apnea is a serious disorder and should be treated professionally. If not addressed, it can influence vital functions of the body and become the cause of serious health problems and even diseases, down the road. The side effects of sleep apnea are:
- Heart failure;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- High blood pressure;
- Depression; and,
Moreover, there are higher chances that untreated sleep apnea will cause slowdowns in everyday activity, as the body doesn’t get enough rest to support the active lifestyle.
What Happens Before, During and After Treatment?
At Rozenberg Dental NYC, we are practicing laser sleep apnea treatments and, in particular, the NightLase snoring treatment. Here are the steps of the treatment procedure.
Before the treatment, you will have a consultation with a sleep apnea dentist. This time is also used for examination of the throat, in order to exclude any inflammations that can block the airways.
During the treatment, the doctor uses a hand-held laser which heats the soft palate and throat. The patient feels nothing more than a soft heating sensation. In general, it takes about 30 minutes for this step.
This is a simple walk-in, walk-out procedure. So, after the treatment, you can easily continue your normal day. The treatment results usually last up to a year and, after this time, it is recommended to repeat the procedure.
Are There any Risks Involved?
There are no risks involved in the treatment. This is a completely patient-friendly procedure which does not require any invasive methods like anesthesia or surgical incisions. There are no risks for any damage to the patient’s health, and it’s an easy procedure to perform. Moreover, there are no side effects once the treatment is completed.
How we work
To join our celebrity patients that have already rid themselves of sleep issues, just call us at -212-265-7724 or complete the contact form in the “Contact Us” section and we will call you back to choose the perfect time for your first appointment with Dr. Lana Rozenberg.
After your initial consultation, the doctor will explain the procedure details and the final price. As for payment options, we accept most major payment methods, including credit/debit cards and bank cheques. Feel free to ask for additional information about insurance details and installments options.
Dr. Lana Rozenberg’s clinic is situated in the perfect location on the Upper East Side, Manhattan, and is famous for its high-quality service and friendly attitude toward its patients. Refreshments are waiting to make you feel more comfortable, and we will do everything to turn your regular dentist appointment into a luxury treatment that you’ll want to repeat.
Professional and Friendly Staff
Besides state-of-the-art equipment and the newest treatment techniques, we are proud of our skilled and friendly staff working under the supervision of celebrity dentist, Dr. Lana Rozenberg. We will be glad to answer all of your questions concerning NightLase and other procedures — just call us and make an appointment to meet Dr. Rozenberg and our team.
If still in doubt, check out our Before & After results and patients reviews on our website, or contact us to get a personal recommendation and any other information you may need.
For more information about NightLase snoring treatment, contact Dr. Rozenberg and the staff at Lana Rozenberg D.D.S. at (212) 265-7724 or click here to schedule a consultation online for our New York City Dental Office.