Prior to Treatment
Use the SnoreLab app on your phone to assess frequency and intensity of snoring. The SnoreLab app will give you baseline information about your current condition and is important in comparing your before and after results.
Laser therapy works best when a patient is properly hydrated. Please drink ½ of your body weight in ounces of water each day for one week prior to your appointment.
Sequence of Appointments
Initial therapy consists of three separate appointments 21 days apart. Some patients, including patients who smoke, may require a 4th appointment during initial therapy.
A maintenance visit will be necessary in a single appointment 12-18 months after initial therapy. This maintenance appointment is essential to maintaining the effects of your Nightlase® treatment.
What to Expect During Treatment
Two different lasers are used to stimulate your body’s remodeling of the throat tissue. Treatment is rendered without anesthesia and may feel like tiny pricks that are short in duration. As the treatment progresses, this sensation decreases.
The perception of a dry throat may be present in some individuals for a day. Adequate water consumption will decrease this side effect.