NightLase® Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep is vital to the functioning of every part of our bodies. Unfortunately, snoring and sleep apnea can interrupt this essential activity and lead to poor sleep quality. Not only are snoring and sleep apnea disruptive to you getting a good night’s sleep, but the loud, intense sound of snoring and sleep apnea symptoms can also disturb your partner’s sleep.
If you suffer from snoring and sleep apnea, NightLase® may be able to help you (and your bed partner) finally get a good night’s rest every night.
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring is generally a result of breathing problems caused by obstructions in the airways of the nose and/or throat. After you fall asleep, the muscles in the roof of your mouth (soft palate), throat and tongue relax. As you go into a deep sleep, these looser tissues can block your airway.
Many factors can contribute to enlarged or obstructive oral tissues that cause snoring, including the anatomy of your nose and mouth, certain illnesses, a high body mass index (BMI) and lifestyle factors like drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes.
NightLase can tighten the throat and mouth tissues to help alleviate snoring.
What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
Having a dry mouth or headache when you wake up, gasping for air while sleeping, loud snoring and insomnia are possible sleep apnea symptoms. Although snoring is a potential symptom of sleep apnea, snoring doesn’t mean you necessarily have sleep apnea.
Many sleep apnea issues occur while people are in a sleep state, so they don’t remember them happening. Because of this, people often don’t know they have sleep apnea until another person reports these symptoms.
If your sleep apnea is caused by anatomical issues of the throat and mouth, NightLase may be able to reduce the symptoms of your sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes episodes of interrupted breathing while you sleep. Each time you temporarily stop breathing with sleep apnea, you are awakened, even if you don’t remember it the next day. This prevents you from getting restorative sleep, which can cause you to feel fatigued and irritable during the day.
Blood oxygen levels also drop when you stop breathing, which can cause high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems. Other potential issues that can result from sleep apnea include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, liver problems and complications with medications and general anesthesia.