Lack of quality sleep is nearing an epidemic in our country. And one of the major culprits? Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is when you periodically stop breathing in the middle of the night. You might not consciously be aware of this, but your brain knows when it’s happening, and it can interfere with your sleeping patterns. Additionally, it can cause loud noises, including snoring, in the middle of the night. If your partner has been complaining about you being a loud sleeper, Sleep Apnea could be a cause.
Nightlase™ is not a cure for sleep apnea, but can aid in a good night’s sleep and in many cases help reduce night time periods of breath stopping. Nightlase™ works by using a laser to tighten and tone the soft tissues in the back of the mouth that are needed for breathing. This causes the airways to open naturally, making room for air to travel, thereby reducing snoring, and encouraging better breathing.
Nightlase™ is non-invasive and non-surgical, and procedures are quick. You can be in and out of the clinic in under an hour without any side effects. Treatment is administered in three procedures 21 days apart, and results generally last up to a year. We recommend following up with treatments yearly, but your partner can help you determine when your snoring becomes worse again.
Nightlase™ is safe, effective, and virtually painless. If you have been snoring and experiencing poor sleep quality, this can be a good place to start. And you don’t have to travel far! Our clinic is right in Tacoma, so natural sleep help is nearby. Contact our office with questions, or to setup your first appointment.