NightLase - Sleep Apnea Treatment
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NightLase - Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment
in West Caldwell, NJ
Do you wake up tired and groggy every morning?
Do you struggle to get a good night’s sleep and never feel refreshed?
Does your bed partner complain about your stopping breathing during the night?
If so, you may have sleep apnea or a structural issue in your mouth that can be effectively treated with a laser treatment called NightLase. At The New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. DalBon works with patients to determine the root cause of their sleep issues and then recommends treatments such as NightLase or other appropriate therapies to treat the problem.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea occurs when air is not able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep. This is due to a narrowing of your airway, which causes the tissues to vibrate and make an audible sound. In extreme cases the airway can become blocked which is known as obstructive sleep apnea. Many factors can contribute to sleep apnea such as age, nasal and sinus problems, being overweight, alcohol, smoking, medications, and sleep posture.
What Is The Impact of Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea has a number of consequences that can impact the life of a patient and his/her sleep partner. Sleep deprivation as a result of sleep apnea has a negative impact on health and quality of life. Sufferers can experience tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth, and relationship difficulties. Studies have also shown a link between sleep apnea and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
What are the treatment options?
Most treatments for sleep apnea attempt to keep the breathing passage open. Specially made dental appliances can be effective, but rely on daily compliance. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) systems are often used to help control sleep apnea and the snoring associated with it, however these devices can be very uncomfortable. There are surgical options available for correcting sleep apnea which usually involve removal of tissue from the uvula and pharynx but these surgeries are invasive and can result in a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery period following the surgery.
What is NightLase®?
Nightlase is a leading-edge laser procedure for the treatment of sleep apnea, offered exclusively with Fotona lasers. It is a non-invasive, no appliances, simple and an effective way of reducing or eliminating apnea episodes.
Effectiveness Of The Treatment
95% of patients who’ve undergone the treatment have reported improvements in their sleep apnea problems. Almost 60% said that the treatment provided excellent results that helped them in reducing the amount of snoring and sleeping well.
How does NightLase® work?
Laser energy is used to heat the tissues of the airway causing a tightening effect which helps to keep your airway open. NightLase is performed with approximately three short treatments spaced over two months. Each treatment lasts 20 minutes and requires no anesthesia. The procedure is comfortable and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterwards. Results are often seen after the first session.