Snoring is a nuisance. It is not just an older generation problem; younger people find themselves affected by this uncomfortable symptom also. Millions of adults suffer from sleep disturbance due to troublesome snoring. Snoring can be dangerous when you are diagnosed with sleep apnea. It is diagnosed and measured with a sleep study. An apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) is a measurement scale that tells whether you have a sleep disorder.
Untreated sleep apnea can cause hypertension, type II diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and a shortened lifespan.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may not even know that your breathing is irregular when asleep. For example, you may have sleep apnea if you snore loudly and feel tired after a full night’s rest.
Snoring is the harsh sound of air flowing past relaxed tissues in your throat. The movement of air flows causes the tissues to vibrate as you breathe. Everyone snores occasionally, but for some, it is a chronic problem. Snoring may also incite a serious health condition. Having the symptom of snoring doesn’t always mean you have sleep apnea, but having sleep apnea does mean you have snoring.
Snoring can be a bothersome problem. It can cause loss of sleep, relationship problems, and other medical issues. More than 40% of all people snore, and many factors contribute to poor sleep, but snoring is a huge problem and keeps you from getting quality sleep. In addition, studies have shown a link between snoring and risks for other health conditions, including hypertension, stroke, heart attack, anxiety, depression, and weight gain.
NightLase treats mild to moderate snoring in just a few treatments done about 3-4 weeks apart. This treatment is a groundbreaking laser procedure with the Fontona Dynamis Pro laser with ND:YAG and Er:YAG laser technology. It is painless, noninvasive, and will reduce or eliminate your snoring.
Results vary based on the degree of snoring or apnea and tissue response. More treatments will lead to more reductions in snoring and sleep apnea.
Here are some common symptoms associated with Snoring:
- Morning headache
- Not feeling rested even after 8 hours of sleep
- Awakening with a dry mouth
- Excessive daytime sleepiness or hypersomnia
- Inability to pay attention while awake
Treatment options for Snoring
There are certain dental devices and other modalities available on the market to help with snoring, but NightLase® is a laser treatment using light energy in a specific way to cause the tissues in the back of your throat to shrink and contract. Shrinking the tissues in the airway opens up the airway and decreases snoring. NightLase® is a procedure with no anesthesia and no pain with zero downtime.
Two wavelengths of laser energy move to deep heat tissues and reverse the laxity of the airway. One wavelength encourages collagen, and a superficial laser remodels the sensitive tissues. The results are quick, and you will immediately experience improved sleep, snoring, and apnea. Your mouth and throat may feel dry for several hours, but there is no bleeding, downtime, or special aftercare, or you might experience a mild sore throat for a few days after the treatment.
You may feel warmth during the treatment, but it is not uncomfortable. The treatment is quick and takes an average of 30 minutes. You generally need to do a series of 3 or more treatments.
The results of NightLase® include tightening the soft tissues in the back of the throat and airway. Once these tissues are contracted and the airway is expanded, you will breathe better at night. However, the final results after the completion of the series often last up to a year, and you will need to do maintenance treatments once or twice a year to keep up with the beneficial initial results since the aging process continues.
Snoring and sleep apnea can lead to health problems like heart issues, sleep loss, relationship problems, diabetes, and even a shortened lifespan.
Request a treatment from SkinVolution Laser & Vein Center in Glendale, AZ, for NightLase® to tighten the tissues in the back of your throat and open your airway. You will be amazed at how much better your night’s sleep can be and how refreshed and rested you will feel the next day.
Contact Skinvolution Laser & Vein Center for a consultation on NightLase®. You can get more information from our website at https://skinvolutionaz.com. Call us at 623-244-1902 for more information and to get set up.