Laser Treatment for
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring is a common sleeping issue. It is something many of us can relate to, whether it's you or someone in your house. Snoring can usually be easily resolved with the right solutions. Some remedies and ways can fix snoring. Some of them include changing lifestyles such as losing weight, changing sleeping positions, as well as limiting alcohol intake, especially before bed.
Medical treatments such as oral medication and upper airway surgery are also other options. If you are looking for another treatment to stop snoring safely, quickly, and without downtime, NightLase is worth considering. Don't let the snoring problem keep you up at night. NightLase is the best treatment for you to get some restful sleep.
Nightlase: Non-Invasive Laser
Therapy for Snoring
What is NightLase?
NightLase is a non-invasive laser treatment to treat snoring and reduce the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This laser treatment for snoring uses patented Er:YAG laser technology from Fotona, the most advanced laser device with multi-application for many treatments. You can check our Fotona treatments here (link to page treatments). One of the best treatments that can be done with Fotona is NightLase for snoring. Both snoring and sleep apnea can be treated with NightLase without anesthesia or any injection.
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring occurs when the airway is narrowed causing the tissues including the soft palate, tonsils, and tongue encounters and vibrates as you breathe during sleep. The vibration makes a rasp and snorting sound. When we were sleeping, the respiratory muscles and tissues relax or sag and narrow the airway. When the airway is completely blocked, it can lead to sleep apnea episodes. If not treated, it can cause a higher risk of serious health problems, such as fatigue due to restless nights, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and other health problems.
Snoring can affect your sleeping quality as well as your sleep partner. If you are overweight, you are more likely to snore when you sleep. Snoring also usually happens to middle-aged or older men, and can worsen with age. People who breathe through their mouths tend to snore as well.
What is the Difference Between Snoring and Sleep Apnea?
Snoring is one of the symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Not all people who snore suffer from OSA, meanwhile, people with OSA must be snoring. OSA or commonly known as sleep apnea is a breathing disorder when the airway is blocked and causes breathing pauses repeatedly during sleep. OSA is described as periods of silence or pauses in breathing after loud snoring. This pause in the breathing period signals you to wake up. You may notice a loud snort or gasping when you are awake. This pattern may occur several times during your sleep. Mostly, people with sleep apnea disorder experience this pattern at least five times during the night. In severe cases, this may happen up to 20 to 30 times every hour.
OSA not only disturbs sleep quality but also the oxygen levels in the body. The silence period can cause the oxygen levels in the blood to decrease. Due to a lack of oxygen levels, the brain surge you from your deep sleep, then your heart and cardiovascular system start to work harder.
That is why OSA is often associated with cardiovascular disease due to breathing problems. While mild snoring usually does not cause stop breathing.
How Does it Work?
NightLase uses the heat from laser energy to tighten and lift the tissue inside the mouth and the soft palate so they do not block the airway. This laser for snoring uses a gentle laser that works by stimulating collagen production in a non-invasive way. As the collagen increase, the tissue contracts and expands the airway. As a result, the tissues inside the mouth such as the soft palate, tonsils, and tongue do not encounter each other and vibrate as the airflow.
During the procedure, you will lie down with your mouth open while saying "Aaaah". The laser energy is gently delivered to oral mucosa tissue. As the laser penetrated, you will feel a warm sensation on the treated area. The use of the Fotona laser can target the treated tissue without damaging the skin and surrounding tissues. Each session can last for 20-30 minutes. There will be no incision, injection, or anesthesia during this laser sleep apnea treatment.
What Can I Expect After Having NightLase?
Most patients report that they notice an improvement in their breathing and a reduction in snoring after the first treatment. You can expect a restful sleep that night. And the result will keep improving significantly. After completing all sessions you will get a maximum result which is a good quality of sleep. NightLase costs IDR 2.850.000 or approximately USD 190 for each session. Compared to surgery, it is more cost-effective and worth trying.
NightLase Post Care
NightLase is a quick procedure. You can return to your activity after the treatment. There is no downtime required. You may feel slightly uncomfortable in your throat after the treatment. However, it will be resolved within 24 hours. To minimize throat irritation, make sure to drink a lot of water.
Frequently Asked Question
Anyone who has trouble with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea is the best candidate for NightLase. If snoring affects your and your loved one's sleeping quality, you might consider NightLase.
NightLase should not be painful. According to most patients, they feel a bit uncomfortable because they need to open their mouths during the treatment. However, there is no pain is reported during and after the treatment. The warmth from the laser is tolerable.
Yes, NightLase is a safe treatment. It is an FDA-approved laser method to reduce snoring. The laser used in this treatment is gentle but effective to target the soft tissue inside the mouth.
NightLase is an effective laser treatment to treat snoring and sleep apnea. According to studies, NightLase has a high success rate. The majority of our patients can notice an improvement in their sleep quality only after the first treatment and gradually improve over the next few weeks.
NightLase is a non-invasive laser treatment. There is no downtime needed after having NightLase. After the procedure, you can return to your daily activity.
There is no significant side effect after having NightLase. Occasionally, patients may feel a slight discomfort in their throat. However, it can be resolved by drinking enough water.
Even though you can see an improvement after the first treatment, it is recommended to have NightLase in some sessions. Most patients need 3-6 sessions depending on the severity of the snoring condition. You can schedule a NightLase session every 2-3 weeks. A consultation before the treatment is necessary to determine the number of sessions you are required.
Sleep disturbances caused by snoring can have serious long-term health implications, from chronic fatigue to cardiovascular problems. If you or someone you know is dealing with snoring, it's important to take steps to address this issue. Talk with our experts at Eterna Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic and get back your good night's rest.