Rate Your Snoring 1 You purr like a Kitten (Sleep easy with no snoring) 3 Jekyll and Hyde (You only snore when you drink or eat certain foods) 5 When did you start mowing the lawn at night? (You are irritating but almost bearable) 7 Did you move next to the railway? (You keep your partner awake) 9 You have weird bruises on your body (Your partner keeps hitting you in your sleep) 10 You wake the neighbours with your snoring! (Your partner has left you)
Grab a copy of the SnoreLab app on iPhone and Android to really see what your snoring is really like.
There are many reasons for snoring from nasal congestion due to a cold or allergies, swollen tonsils or adenoids, enlarged tongue, or nasal problems like a deviated septum or bony growth. Regardless, if you are not getting adequate, quality sleep you should see a physician. Snoring can be a precursor to the more serious obstructive sleep apnoea.
Here are some of the things that you can try before you get a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) mask, custom MAS (mandibular advancement splint) or have the NightLase laser anti-snoring treatment:
Lose some weight – often 10 – 15kg is needed to see a noticeable difference
Avoid alcohol – it’s a relaxant and when your throat is more relaxed you snore more
Sleep at a decent time – good sleep patterns ensure that you are not overtired and less likely to snore
Prepare for bed – have a good routine to wind down – don’t have too much food or drink, make sure to go to toilet, read to relax
Refrain from technology before bed – the bright LEDs from phones, tablets and laptops can overstimulate the brain and prevent it from switching off
Don’t sleep on your back – difficult to prevent once you are asleep but try sewing a tennis ball into the back of your pyjamas or there are vibrating devices you can buy to train yourself to sleep on your side
Nasal strips or cones – can open the nasal passages to allow better breathing
Off the shelf MAS – products like the Z-Quiet can help reposition the jaw sufficiently to lessen snoring
Chin straps – preventing mouth breathing will help ensure negative pressure intraorally
Researchers from UCLA are the first to provide evidence that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) contributes to a breakdown of the blood–brain barrier (BBB), which plays an important role in protecting brain tissue.
The blood–brain barrier limits harmful bacteria, infections and chemicals from reaching the brain. A compromised blood-brain barrier function is associated with significant brain damage in stroke, epilepsy, meningitis, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions.
OSA is a disorder that causes frequent interruptions in breathing during sleep because the airways narrow or become blocked. The BBB becomes more ‘leaky’ which could contribute to brain damage, or potentially enhance or accelerate the damage.
The fitness and wellness industries understand the importance of adequate, quality sleep. Snoring impacts about 40% of people leading to disturbed sleep for individuals and their partners. The NightLase anti-snoring treatment helps reduce the duration and volume of snoring without any surgery, anaesthetic, or downtime. Opening of the airways leading to better breathing, improved sleep and better health.
It’s been a month since we started the laser snoring treatments and we’ve seen over 90% of patients significantly reduce or stop snoring. That equates to many more hours of quality sleep each week for each patient.
Cosmic Smile Laser Dental is still the only dental surgery in NSW to perform the laser snoring treatment.
NightLase is a fast, patient-friendly and practically non-invasive treatment for snoring. It reduces snoring intensity with a gentle laser light treatment. It also can be used to help treat sleep apnoea for patients who can’t tolerate CPAP masks or oral devices. There is no anaesthesia needed for this procedure. Used effectively and safely in Europe for many years, this exciting procedure is now available in Australia.
Take a look at these SnoreLab recording of a patient pre- and post treatment:
Why NightLase Snoring Treatment?
No surgery or cutting
No anaesthesia required
Safe, quick and comfortable to have done
Increases the quality of sleep
Lessens the intensity and duration of snoring
Stop Snoring FAQ
Three 20min sessions could stop your snoring! Increase the quality of your sleep by calling us on 9904 2880 to arrange an appointment today!
Dr Jason Pang from Cosmic Smile Laser Dental in Neutral Bay is the first dentist in NSW trained to perform a revolutionary new laser dental technique that can stop snoring and lessen the effects of sleep apnoea.