Volume: 2011 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
NightLase™ - A New Laser Treatment Method for the Reduction of Snoring and Sleep Apnea - A Pilot Study (Summary)
David Dovsak, Jasmina Gabrijelcic, Zdenko Vizintin
A novel method for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea was recently proposed that utilizes laser beam photothermal effects on the mucosa tissue in the oropharynx.
The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of this method using both subjective patients' assessments and objective polysomnographic measurements of snoring and apnea levels.