Having sound sleep is important to rest your mind and body and replenish your energy for the following day. However, quiet and uninterrupted sleep can be difficult to achieve for those who suffer from sleep apnea and snoring. At The Snore Center, we can help reduce your sleep apnea symptoms and enhance your bedtime experience with Fotona Nightlase® Therapy.
If you’re looking for a minimally invasive solution for sleep apnea and snoring, the state-of-the-art Nightlase® Laser Treatment is for you. It works by heating the sensitive tissue inside the mouth to open your airway so you can breathe easily while sleeping. With Nightlase®, you can reduce your snoring sounds and minimize your discomfort from sleep apnea. Contact us now and discover how we can use Nightlase® for your snoring condition.
Treating Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Safe and Effective Nightlase® Procedures
Snoring is a common condition that’s experienced by at least 90 million individuals in the United States. While it’s most prevalent among adults, some children can also suffer from noisy and heavy breathing during their sleep. Most of the time, snoring is harmless but it can also be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea.
Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea disorder not only complain about frequent snoring but also experience the following symptoms:
- Fatigue or tiredness upon waking up
- Daytime sleepiness
- Morning headaches
- Decreased cognitive function such as forgetfulness or trouble concentration
- Night sweats
- Dry mouth
If you’ve experienced at least one or two of the mentioned symptoms, our doctors at The Snore Centers can administer Nightlase® Laser Therapy to help improve your sleep and overall quality of life. With this minimally invasive snoring and sleep apnea treatment, you can achieve a peaceful night’s sleep and restore your comfort.
What Causes Sleep Apnea and Snoring?
Snoring from sleep apnea happens when the muscles that support the soft palate in your mouth and throat relax, causing the airway to narrow and blocking the normal airflow as you breathe. This increases the force of airflow which causes soft tissue vibration and produces a loud snoring sound.
In treating sleep apnea and snoring, our team at The Snore Centers also looks at the possible reasons why your airway becomes blocked. Here are some of the possible reasons behind your disrupted sleep:
- Having a low, thick soft palate that can obstruct the airway
- Having weak muscle tone in the throat and mouth due to aging
- Having chronic nasal obstruction from allergies, sinus infections, or flu
- Having a crooked nasal septum which restricts normal breathing
- Having enlarged or swollen tonsils
- Being obese or overweight
- Frequent smoking
How Nightlase® Laser Therapy for Sleep Disorders Works
With Nightlase®, you don’t have to resort to invasive surgery to treat your snoring and sleep apnea problem. This treatment uses gentle laser energy to induce collagen production which will help tighten the oral mucosa tissue to open the airway and reduce the intensity of your snoring.
Fotona Nightlase® features a patented Er: YAG laser technology which is commonly used in cosmetic dentistry. Using Er: YAG lasers allows for more optimized heating of the oral tissue and reduced damage to its surrounding structures. It’s a safe and clinically-made device for laser dentistry procedures and sleep apnea treatments.
A single Nightlase® snoring treatment session can take around 30 to 40 minutes. It involves two main steps: the preheating and strengthening of the oral tissue using laser energy. Anesthesia isn’t required during the Nightlase® procedure as it’s an overall safe and gentle treatment.
Benefits of Nightlase® Treatment
Our team at The Snore Centers have extensive training and experience in performing safe and effective Nightlase® procedures. Here are some of the known benefits of this snoring and sleep apnea treatment option:
- Minimizes the need for oral appliance therapy
- No downtime required after the laser procedure
- Has minimal side effects which are all easily manageable
- Offers long-lasting relief from the uncomfortable effects of sleep apnea
- Reduces your risk for sleep apnea complications such as heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems
FAQs about Nightlase® Laser Snoring Treatment
Q: Is Nightlase® treatment safe for sleep apnea patients?
A: Yes, Nightlase® laser therapy is one of the safest treatment alternatives for snoring and sleep apnea sufferers. During the procedure, you may feel a warm sensation inside your throat as the laser heats the tissue. Afterward, you may experience a mild sore throat but it can resolve within a few days.
Q: How many Nightlase® treatments do you need?
A: Most patients would need at least 2 to 3 separate treatment sessions to achieve desired improvements. Each treatment is recommended to be scheduled at least 2 weeks apart to give time for the treated tissue to heal. Our doctor will customize your treatment schedule depending on the severity of your snoring and sleep apnea condition.
Q: How long do the effects of Nightlase® treatments last?
A: After the series of Nightlase® treatments, you can expect the results to last for 1 to 2 years. However, it’s not a permanent fix for sleep apnea and snoring and you may need follow-up treatments to continue enjoying its effects.
Improve Your Sleep Quality With Nightlase® Treatments at The Snore Centers
Experience a safe and painless treatment for sleep apnea and snoring with Nightlase® laser therapy at The Snore Centers. With this procedure, you can enjoy a quiet restful sleep so you’ll wake up full of energy and in a good mood in the morning. Call us today to inquire more about this treatment or schedule your appointment with one of our specialists.