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About Snoring and Sleep Disordered Breathing

Snoring is a dilemma affecting spouses, family members, and sometimes neighbors.

Snoring is more than just an annoying noise – it actually is the soft palate vibrating indicating that the airway is not open properly. Because snoring is a partial blockage of the airway, less oxygen reaches your lungs, leading to increased pressure on your heart and circulatory system as your body attempts to cope with reduced blood oxygen levels. The obstruction is normally in the upper airway, and may be caused by the soft palate, or excess flappy tissue in the throat. If you regularly snore at night it can disrupt the quality of your sleep—leading to daytime fatigue, irritability, and increased health problems.
Improving your snoring symptoms can have a massive positive impact on your productivity, feelings of well-being and the happiness of your partner.

Common causes of snoring

  • Age. As you reach middle age and beyond, your throat becomes narrower, and the muscle tone in your throat decreases.
  • The way you’re built. Men have narrower air passages than women and are more likely to snore. A narrow throat, a cleft palate, enlarged adenoids, and other physical attributes that contribute to snoring are often hereditary. Poor muscle tone in the throat and the tongue can also cause snoring.
  • Nasal and sinus problems. Blocked airways make inhalation difficult and create a vacuum in the throat, leading to snoring.
  • Being overweight or out of shape. Fatty tissue and poor muscle tone contribute to snoring.
  • Alcohol, smoking, and medications. Alcohol intake, smoking, and certain medications (like sleeping pills) can increase muscle relaxation leading to more snoring.
  • Sleep posture. Sleeping flat on your back causes the flesh of your throat to relax and block the airway.

Is it just snoring or sleep apnea?

Normal snoring does not compromise the individual’s health. On its own, snoring is more a nuisance than a serious condition, often causing the snorer’s bed partners to miss out on a good night’s rest. If you’re suffering from extreme fatigue and sleepiness during the day, your problem may be indicative of a more serious condition.

Obstructive sleep apnea, also known as OSA, is a life-threatening condition caused when tissues at the back of the throat collapse into the airway as patients sleep. This significant obstruction blocks airflow, causing a person to stop breathing for over 10 seconds and often wake up with a loud snort, gasping for breath.

Not all snoring is the same. In fact, everyone snores for different reasons. When you get to the bottom of why you snore, then you can find the right solutions to a quieter, deeper sleep.

What is NightLase Snoring Treatment?

NightLase Treatment is a fast, non-invasive way of increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase uses gentle laser light to tighten soft tissue in the throat – improving airway volume and reducing snoring. The laser-induced tightening effect is caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.

This treatment has been utilized with great success in Europe for many years, and it is now being offered in the United States.

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Laser Snoring Treatments

While regular snoring may seem harmless, it can also be the sign of a more serious underlying condition such as sleep apnea. Dr. McLaurin can evaluate you and determine which treatment options best suits your needs. Please call (404) 255-9511 to make an appointment.

Dr. McLaurin takes exceptional pride in professionalism and personalized care. Conveniently located to serve patients in Atlanta, GA.

How does NightLase Treatment work?

Gentle laser light energy tightens and elevates the soft palate to increase the airway and reduce the intensity of snoring. Dentists trained in NightLase use the laser to target the anterior pillar area, soft palate, uvula, hard palate, posterior pillars and tonsils and the lateral and bottom area of the tongue.

The procedure is performed in three separate 30 minute sessions over 6 weeks with the results lasting up to a year. Patient often notice a difference in snoring a few weeks after the first treatment, though best results are evident after all three sessions. The laser snoring treatments are required with three weeks between each appointment to provide time for the collagen to reform and new collagen to be produced inside the soft palatal tissue and the uvula. When loved ones notice the tissue relaxing again and snoring becoming more frequent, another session of treatment can usually be performed to continue the restful sleep.

The procedure is performed in two simple steps:

  • Step 1: PRECONDITIONING

    The laser light preheats the tissue.

  •  Step 2: TISSUE STRENGTHENING

    Laser light strengthens the tissue.

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Lifestyle Changes to Stop Snoring

Adults who suffer from mild or occasional snoring should try the following self-help remedies:
  • Lose weight – Losing even a little bit of weight can reduce fatty tissue in the back of the throat and decrease or even stop snoring.
  • Exercise – can also help to stop snoring. Working out to tone your arms, legs, and abs, for example, also leads to toning the muscles in your throat, which in turn can lead to less snoring.
  • Quit smoking – If you smoke, your chances of snoring are high. Smoking causes airways to be blocked by irritating the membranes in the nose and throat.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine for at least four hours and heavy meals or snacks for three hours before retiring.
  • Establish regular sleep patterns – Create a bedtime ritual with your partner and stick to it. It can help you sleep better and often minimize snoring.
  • Avoid tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and antihistamines before bedtime.
  • Sleep on your side rather than your back.
  • Elevate the head of your bed four inches.

NightLase FAQ

Is NightLase Treatment painful?

Nightlase™ is virtually painless during and after the procedure. Treatment requires no needles, anesthesia or chemicals The sensation of the laser is similar to having a fine mist of hot water sprayed into the throat. Patients are generally surprised at how painless the NightLase procedure is.

Are there any side-effects?

There are usually no side-effects associated with NightLase treatment. Patients can talk, eat and drink normally once the procedure is over. Some patients experience a mild sore throat the next day, and we advise drinking plenty of water after the procedure.

Are you a good candidate?

Are you tired of having your sleep interrupted at night because of snoring? If you are, NightLase treatment can help you get the restful sleep you desire, so that you wake up feeling refreshed. The NightLase can also treat sleep apnea, if it’s caused by the soft tissue at the back of the throat.

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