Lasers could help you sleep

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Lasers have been used for years to smooth and tighten sagging skin. This a new laser technology is the first to apply the same concept to treat snoring or sleep apnea, which is much more serious. Dr. Jeff Dalin from Dalin Dental Associates is here to discuss how this treatment compares with others.

You should go to a sleep doctor to find a way to treat your sleeping issue. Typical treatments for snoring are oral appliance therapy (oat) or continuous positive airway pressure (cpap). These two require a retainer or a machine while you sleep, and many people do not choose these options.

The new laser treatments are safe, gentle and effective at reducing the intensity and duration of snoring. About 80 percent of patients report noticeable improvement over time.

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