Snoring is an aggravating problem that affects people of all ages, and it can be caused by a wide variety of issues. For many people, snoring occurs when the soft tissue at the back of the throat obstructs one’s regular breathing pattern. NightLase® is a non-invasive laser procedure that gently tightens the skin at the back of the throat to improve nighttime breathing.
The True Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
One of the most common causes of snoring is a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. This condition is the result of a blocked airway, and it can be devastating to one’s health. When left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea will negatively impact one’s cardiovascular system, emotional stability, and cognitive abilities. Untreated sleep apnea also increases your risk of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and depression. Those who struggle with chronic snoring usually have some form of sleep apnea.
While you are sleeping, all of the muscles throughout your face and neck slowly unclench. Once that takes place, any excess tissue at the back of the throat is going to cover up the airway. That can result in snoring, intermittent breathing, and gasping. When an individual doesn’t get enough fresh oxygen at night, it will impact almost every other facet of their health. Occasionally snoring when you are sick or congested is perfectly normal, but you should contact a professional if you snore every night. If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, then you might be the perfect candidate for NightLase®.
A Look at NightLase®
Lasers are now being used in hundreds of different medical procedures. When a laser is set to a very specific frequency, it will tighten soft tissue without damaging any of the nearby cells. During a NightLase® procedure, the laser “tricks” the patient’s body into thinking that the soft tissue has been damaged. As a result, it floods the area with collagen, elastin, and other important proteins. Those proteins pull the tissue tight and improve its elasticity.
NightLase® is an excellent option for patients who are tired of dealing with CPAP machines, nighttime mouth guards, or other oral devices. Each treatment takes just minutes to complete, and there is absolutely no downtime afterward.
Sleep apnea is a serious health problem that should never be ignored. If you or a loved one is struggling with chronic snoring, then it might be time to take a closer look at NightLase® treatments at DermaNuva Skin & Health Care in Olds, Alberta. Contact us today for a consultation.