Nightlase laser snoring treatment – a quality nights sleep
What causes snoring
Snoring occurs when air is not able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep this is due to a narrowing of your airway which causes the tissues to vibrate and make audible sound in extreme cases the air we can become blocked which is known as obstructive sleep apnea many factors can contribute to snoring such as nasal and sinus problems, being overweight, alcohol, smoking, medications and sleep posture.
What is the impact of snoring
Snoring has a number of consequences that can impact the life of a snorer and his or her sleep partner. Sleep deprivation as a result of snoring has a negative impact on health and quality-of-life. Snorers can experience tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth and relationship difficulties. Studies have shown a link between snoring and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
What are the treatment options
Most treatments for snoring attempt to keep the breathing passage open. Specially made dental appliances can be effective, but rely on daily compliance. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) systems are often used to help control sleep apnea and snoring associated with it however these devices can be very uncomfortable. There are surgical options available for correcting snoring which usually involves removal of tissue from the uvula and pharynx but these surgeries are invasive and can result in a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery period after surgery.
What is NightLase
NightLase is leading edge laser procedure for the treatment of snoring offered exclusively with Fotona lasers it is a non-invasive, no appliance, simple and effective way of reducing or eliminating snoring.
How NightLase works
Laser energy is used to heat the tissues of the airway causing a tightening affect which helps to keep your airway open. Nightlase is performrd with approximately three short treatments spaced over two months. Each NightLase treatment lasts about 15 minutes and requires no anesthesia. The procedure is comfortable and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterwards. Results are often seen after the first session.
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