A couple of years ago experts in the field of Laser Treatment realized that the method could be used even for a tightening of the tissue in the throat and snoring and sleep apnea problems could be addressed.
Why is snoring a problem?
Anyone who has been sleeping next to someone who snores understands the problem of snoring. Snoring affects not only the person who snores, but their partner and family members. Many relationships are destroyed or stressed due to snoring.
What many do not know is that snoring also causes many physical problems.
Snoring can cause:
Cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension
Sleepiness and fatigue during the day
Impotence in men
Due to fatigue we see that snorers are seven times more likely to be involved in car accidents
Due to fatigue we can see that many snorers easily lose patience and become aggressive
Snorers are overrepresented among people who have heart attacks and strokes
What can you do to reduce snoring?
Lose weight if you are overweight
Avoid alcohol before bedtime
Avoid eating large meals 2 hours before bedtime
Avoid energy drinks such as Red Bull
Surgical Treatments involving hospitalization, general anesthesia, pain and prolonged healing.
Nightlase Treatment is a patent-pending, fast, non-invasive and friendly way of increasing the quality of a patient's sleep. Nightlase lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the severity of snoring by the tightening of tissue through the use of gentle, superficial, Erbium:Yag laser light. Research has shown that Nightlase reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea. Nightlase requires no device to be worn during sleep, involves no chemical treatment, and no anesthesia. It is gentle and easy for the patient and their loved ones to regain a good night's sleep.
Two or three treatments will be needed, each about 30 minutes, and then you can eat, drink, talk, and live a completely normal life immediately after the painless Nightlase treatment. Call our office to schedule an exam/consultation with Dr. Hutchison to determine if Nightlase is a treatment that you could benefit from.
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