If you have a snoring issue, you might experience morning headaches and become fatigued during the daytime. These challenges can cause you to have frustrating conflicts with your family members, fall behind at your job, and stop maintaining a regular exercise routine. Fortunately, you can address how you can stop snoring by receiving NightLase treatments from Inner Vitality in Bellevue, WA.
How Can I Stop Snoring?
As you become older, you will be increasingly likely to develop a snoring issue. Instead of dealing with this challenging problem on your own, you should schedule a consultation at our office in Bellevue. After we review your symptoms, we may decide to stop your snoring by providing you with NightLase treatments.
These non-invasive treatments will use a gentle technique to decrease your snoring, reduce your daytime fatigue, and improve your other symptoms. We will provide your snoring reduction sessions during a series of outpatient appointments. During your treatments, we will use a specialized Fotona SP Dynamis laser to send energy into your mouth. This process can minimize your snoring issues by increasing the width of your airway.
Why Have I Started To Snore?
Snoring occurs when your breathing changes during the nighttime. After you go to bed, your airway may narrow or become partially blocked. These changes can cause tissues in this location to vibrate. This vibration will cause you to produce audible snoring sounds while you sleep. Certain health problems, lifestyle choices, and other factors are associated with this sleeping issue.
Becoming overweight will increase your chance of experiencing snoring problems. This health issue may increase the amount of tissue in your neck and cause the size of your airway to change.
Experiencing Nasal Issues
When your nose is stuffy, your airflow can decrease, and you may begin to snore during the night. Experiencing seasonal allergies or developing an infection can cause your nose to become congested. In addition, living in an area where the air is very dry can lead to nasal problems. Further, you might develop a congestion issue if you have a deviated nasal septum.
If you smoke cigarettes, you will be more likely to begin snoring. Although the connection between smoking and this sleeping issue is not fully understood, this habit may increase your snoring by inflaming your upper airway.
Drinking Alcohol and Taking Medications
It’s common to experience snoring issues after you drink alcohol or take a sedating medication. Consuming these substances can alter the behavior of the muscles that are located near your airway. When these muscles relax, your airway may become narrower, and your snoring problem could become more severe. For example, you may be more likely to snore if you drink wine or beer before you go to sleep.
As you age, the muscles in your throat may begin to lose strength. These weakened muscles can cause your snoring to become more severe.
Changing Your Sleeping Habits
Your sleeping position can also impact the severity of your snoring problem. In particular, you will be more likely to start snoring if you begin to lie on your back during the night. When you adopt this sleeping habit, gravity will change the position of your tissues, and the width of your airway will decrease. Sleeping on your side may decrease the severity of your snoring.
What Are the Symptoms of a Snoring Issue?
There are a wide variety of physical issues and other symptoms that can be warning signs that you have a snoring problem. Since snoring can be connected with obstructive sleep apnea and other health problems, you should see a medical professional if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
Developing Nighttime Symptoms
Snoring can cause you to toss and turn while you are sleeping. In addition, you might make rumbling noises, snorts, and other sounds after you fall asleep.
Experiencing Daytime Symptoms
Since snoring will impact the quality of your rest, this problem can cause you to experience symptoms during the day. In particular, you might have headaches in the morning, develop a sore throat, and feel fatigued at your job. Further, you might be unable to concentrate when you are working at your office or spending time with your family.
Damaging Your Partner’s Sleep
If you are in a relationship, your partner may notice the loud sounds that you produce after you fall asleep. As this issue becomes more severe, your partner might wake up during the nighttime. This problem can lead to issues in your relationship and cause your partner to feel tired and unhappy during the daytime.
How Can I Know if I Am Eligible for Treatment?
Before we use our Fotona SP Dynamis laser to address your snoring challenges, we will need to have a customized consultation with you. During this important part of your treatment, we will look at the tissues in your mouth and discuss your health. You should be ready to tell us about the fatigue and other problems that you are experiencing.
You should also tell us if you have used other techniques to address this health condition. After we have reviewed your medical background and symptoms, we will tell you if you are eligible to use this snoring reduction method.
Will the Snoring Reduction Treatment Be Uncomfortable?
Receiving NightLase treatments is a very gentle way to address your snoring problems, and all of your appointments will be comfortable and easy. After you have opened your mouth, we will begin to transmit laser energy into your tissues. Since our Fotona SP Dynamis laser is very advanced, we will be able to widen your airway without harming the other tissues in your mouth.
As we enhance the tissues in your airway, you might experience a gentle tingling feeling or notice a mild increase in temperature. Since these feelings will be very comfortable, you won’t have to use general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or sedating medications during this laser treatment.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
The specific length of your snoring reduction plan will depend on the severity of your snoring problem and your response to this laser treatment. In general, you will need to get three treatments at our office in Bellevue. Since we will space out your appointments, your treatment plan may take about 60 days to complete.
Will NightLase Permanently Fix My Snoring Problem?
After you have received three laser treatments, your fatigue and other symptoms may decrease for up to a year. You can extend the benefits of your initial sessions by getting additional laser treatments. For example, you might return to our office for a touch-up treatment after 12 months have passed.
Will I Need To Miss Work To Recover?
If you have a demanding work schedule, you probably won’t want to spend a long time away from your office. Fortunately, you won’t need to avoid your workplace after you receive this laser treatment. Instead, you will typically have a very short recovery period that won’t interfere with your work deadlines, household chores, and other aspects of your schedule.
For example, you might receive this snoring reduction treatment during your lunch break. Once your appointment is finished, you might go back to your workplace and attend meetings, take calls, and complete your other daily tasks. Alternatively, you could go to the grocery store, pick your children up from school, and run other errands.
Improve the Quality of Your Sleep
Experiencing snoring issues can cause you to feel constantly fatigued. Your lack of energy can prevent you from meeting significant deadlines at your job, caring for your family members, and accomplishing other meaningful tasks. Receiving NightLase treatments can be an ideal way to decrease your snoring and other symptoms. To schedule a consultation about this non-invasive treatment, you should contact us at Inner Vitality in Bellevue, WA.