Do you snore? Do you have mild to moderate sleep apnea? You and your sleep partner may both be frustrated by the sleepless nights and difficulty breathing, all of which leaves you looking for a solution. From CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) to custom sleep orthotics, there are several options available to help with sleep apnea. But if you’re looking for something a bit more permanent, there’s an answer you may not know about. It’s called NightLase, and it could cure your snoring or sleep apnea symptoms forever!
So, what is NightLase? NightLase is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that uses laser technology to treat snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea symptoms. NightLase works by using laser energy to effectively tighten the tissues of the throat, which helps to reduce sleep apnea symptoms and snoring. Keep reading to find out more about the many benefits of NightLase, and to see if the NightLase laser treatment is right for you.
The Benefits of NightLase
Because NightLase tightens the tissues of the throat, these tissues will no longer vibrate when you breathe. It is this vibration that causes that annoying noise we know as snoring. Following your NightLase treatment, the strengthened airway remains open, reducing snoring and lowering the risk of future obstruction.
A Better Night’s Sleep
Whether you share a room with someone who snores or has sleep apnea or you have it yourself, disrupted sleep is probably a way of life. But it doesn’t have to be with NightLase. NightLase can reduce snoring and improve the flow of air to the body, creating the conditions for a restful, restorative sleep for anyone in the room.
It’s Easy (Really!)
Did you know that NightLase is a non-invasive procedure? NightLase doesn’t require painful incisions or surgery to be effective. In fact, NightLase is performed externally and targets the soft tissues in your throat. According to Fotona, the company that created NightLase, the procedure requires no anesthesia and is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for sleep apnea or snoring.
Because NightLase isn’t a surgical procedure, it requires no downtime or recovery period. In fact, patients are generally free to go about their normal activities immediately following their NightLase treatment without many restrictions. Dr. Garcia will go over what you can and cannot do following your procedure.
There are a few side effects to NightLase, however; some patients do report experiencing dry throat, especially in the areas targeted by the NightLase treatment.
NightLase is a quick and convenient treatment and is usually performed over several appointments. Normally, NightLase treatments occur several weeks apart and take about 15 to 30 minutes each time. Dr. Garcia will go over how many treatments you may need, as well as the best schedule for receiving your treatments based on your individual situation.
Though your individual results from NightLase may vary depending on the severity of your sleep apnea or snoring, the results for NightLase are permanent. Still, it is often recommended that you return to Dr. Garcia’s office occasionally for a refresher NightLase treatment for maintenance purposes. Dr. Garcia can discuss these treatments with you, and if you notice a return of any symptoms, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the office for a consultation.
NightLase is an excellent treatment for anyone with light to moderate sleep apnea symptoms or anyone who snores. Unfortunately, there are some people who are not good candidates for the NightLase treatment. If you have central sleep apnea or other certain breathing conditions that are not related to the soft tissue of the throat, you may not be a good candidate for the NightLase procedure.
Speak to Dr. Garcia about your medical history before scheduling your NightLase procedure to be sure NightLase will work for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about NightLase at Miami Designer Smiles please do not hesitate to reach out to the office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you during the day, so you can look forward to not snoring at night!