Sleep plays a critical role in your health and quality of life. A good night's sleep can enhance your mental health, quality of life, and safety. Sleep deprivation can affect your mood and ability to focus on your daily tasks and can lead to serious health conditions.
Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat as you sleep. The sagging tissues vibrate as you breathe, causing a snorting or grunting sound. Snoring is more than a mere annoyance. It can lead to an irritated throat, waking up frequently, next-day fatigue, and headaches. Snorers often have difficulty achieving deep and REM sleep, during which physical and mental restoration occur.
Snoring sometimes points to serious sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, especially if accompanied by breathing pauses during sleep, choking sounds, and restless sleep. Snoring is not only detrimental to the snorer but can also impact the significant other, who may wake up several times through the night or have trouble falling asleep with the loud snoring nearby.
What is SoleaSleep?
Solea Sleep is a new procedure in the field of dental sleep medicine that's taken snoring treatments to the next level. The quick, simple, and comfortable 5-minute laser treatment provides rapid snoring relief, improving your sleep and quality of life. Solea Sleep is non-invasive, with no post-treatment discomfort or downtime, providing real relief without interfering with your daily routine.
How Does Solea Sleep Work?
About 80 percent of individuals who snore are "palatal" snorers, which means their snoring is caused by the vibration of relaxed tissues in the soft palate. Solea Sleep emits a specific wavelength, allowing the innovative laser to quickly and gently tighten and stiffen collagen fibers in the soft palate tissues in only one 5-minute session. That helps open the airway and reduces the vibrations that cause snoring.
Why Choose Solea Sleep?
Solea Sleep has been shown to significantly reduce or even eliminate snoring. Patients report deeper, better quality sleep as well as increased daytime energy. Solea Sleep snoring treatment eliminates morning sore throats and headaches and improves concentration, memory, learning, and mood. You'll enjoy more restful and rejuvenating sleep, and so will your partner!
What Can You Expect?
We'll apply a topical anesthetic spray to the soft palate before the procedure for your comfort. Most patients reported feeling nothing during treatment, while some experience only a slight warm sensation. After treatment, you may have mild tissue soreness or irritation that typically resolves within 24 hours.
Solea Sleep treatment results last, on average, 12-15 months, after which the tissue naturally loosens or relaxes once again. We typically recommend a Solea Sleep treatment once a year for consistent, long-term snoring relief.
Is Solea Sleep a Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Solea Sleep is NOT a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. The potentially serious condition is characterized by partial or complete airway obstruction during sleep, leading to reduced blood oxygenation levels. Snoring is one of the leading symptoms of sleep apnea, and while Solea Sleep is not a sleep apnea treatment, it can provide significant snoring relief and improve a patient's quality of life.