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Stop Snoring with NightLase!
Is Snoring a Problem in Your Life?
Snoring causes a variety of health problems, affecting heart and lungs, among other things. It also is a cause of daytime fatigue, which in turn affects work performance and general enjoyment of life. It is also one of the major causes of relationship problems, due to the fact that spouses of snorers often experience the same sleeplessness and related problems due to the snoring of their sleep partner. The following article was reported in WebMD:
Every night the same ritual plays out in Nancy Rothstein’s bedroom. She goes to sleep before her husband does, and then, a few hours later, she’s awakened by the grating sound of his snoring. “I usually lie there for a while and try to decide whether I have the energy to move to another room,” she says. “I’ve tried earplugs, which are uncomfortable, so most nights I end up playing musical beds. Some nights it’s just simpler to start out in a different room, so I can get a good night’s sleep.”
Multiply that scenario by a few million, and you’ll get a sense of what’s going on in couples’ bedrooms all over the country. According to the National Sleep Foundation, snoring affects 90 million adults, 37 million of them on a regular basis. And while men are twice as likely as women to snore among younger folk, that gap closes after menopause, and women snore in equal numbers.
A poll conducted by the sleep foundation in 2005 found that sleep problems—most commonly snoring—not only have an impact on how well you sleep but can negatively affect relationships between bed partners. The snoring situation is so dire, in fact, that more and more newly constructed homes are being built with two master bedrooms, or small “snoring rooms” for the offender. That may sound extreme, but only to someone who hasn’t been serenaded in the wee hours by the maddening multiple frequencies and breathing inconsistencies that constitute snoring—unlike white noise, which is constant and far less disturbing.
Banishing your bed partner to another room, however, isn’t always a sound approach (no pun intended). A better solution would, of course, be a cure for snoring, because snoring can be a sign of more serious health problems that require treatment.
NIGHTLASE® is a patented process used to treat the soft palate and nearby tissues. The gently pulsing laser energy penetrates into the tissues to rejuvenate existing collagen and create new collagen, the effect of which is to lift and tighten the soft palatal tissues and open the airway. The enlarged airway allows air to pass more freely when you breathe and lessens of even eliminates vibration of the sagging tissues that causes you to snore.
NIGHTLASE® is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment. It does not require any downtime…you can go right back to your daily plans after treatment.
NIGHTLASE® does not involve CPAP masks or the bulky plastic appliances traditionally used to treat snoring or sleep apnea. If, however, you are already using those masks or appliances, NIGHTLASE® can be used in conjunction with those other treatments, further improving your sleep regimen and lessening the need for traditional appliances.
NIGHTLASE® has few side effects, the main one being that “scratchy” feeling you get in the back of your throat with the onset of a common cold. This feeling, when it occurs, normally goes away with a day or two after treatment.
As the video points out, all those around you will be grateful you tried the greatest, most patient friendly treatment to lessen or even eliminate your harsh nightly snoring. Your body will thank you, too.
Dr. Steve Abernathy
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