The inability to enjoy recuperative sleep impacts every aspect of your life. That’s why it’s so important to seek treatment when you’re experiencing insomnia or sleep apnea. Depending on the underlying causes for your sleep issues, NightLase® could be the ideal solution. Here are some basics you should know about sleep apnea and what the right type of treatment will accomplish.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition in which you stop breathing for a short time while you’re sleeping. As you stop breathing, you may awaken suddenly. In other situations, you may snore loudly enough to prevent yourself from slipping into a deep, recuperative sleep stage. This condition can be caused by several issues, with throat muscles that are too relaxed being a common cause. In many situations, NightLase® can correct what’s happening and allow you to breathe naturally throughout the night.
How Does NightLase® Impact Sleep Apnea?
One of the benefits of using NightLase® is that it can help provide the right amount of tone to the muscles in the throat. This process works by using a mild laser treatment that’s applied directly to the mucosa tissue. By tightening it to the proper scale, your snoring is gentler and may even disappear completely. The combination of less snoring and a lower volume if you do snore makes it easier to stay asleep for a longer period of time. The result is that you feel rested rather than worn out in the morning.
How Long Before I Begin to Notice a Difference?
Most patients begin to notice some effects from NightLase® during a series of three treatments. Those treatments are typically spaced out with three weeks in between each one. Three weeks after the third treatment, there is usually a follow-up with our medical professional. By that time, you should be enjoying the full effects of the treatment. You can expect the results to last for a full year.
Overall, you’ll feel more alert, your mind is clearer, and you find it easier to concentrate on studies or tasks. The fact that you still have enough energy to enjoy activities after work is also a good sign the treatment is working.
Could sleep apnea be the reason that you aren’t feeling great these days? Visit DermaNuva Skin & Health Care in Olds, Alberta to learn more. We’ll conduct an examination and determine if NightLase® is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!