Sleep apnea is a serious nighttime-related disorder that affects a person's ability to breathe normally at night. Oftentimes, this is due to an obstruction of the airway while the person is on their back. This can lead to loud and disruptive snoring as well. We offer a special night laser that actually works to open up this airway, making it easier for you to breathe and lessening your nighttime snoring.
If you fail to treat sleep apnea, the condition can get worse and affect every aspect of your life. You may feel too exhausted during the day to go to work, spend time with the family or simply enjoy things that you used to love. What's more, laser treatment is highly effective and helps to improve symptoms without the need for bulky appliances or breathing devices. The sooner you treat sleep apnea, the better off your health will be.
Most patients who have obstructive sleep apnea and loud nighttime snoring are good candidates for night laser treatment. We will perform an examination to determine if you would benefit from treatment. We will go over any health and medical history as well as ask about any sleep studies that you have participated in before. Because laser treatment is noninvasive and highly effective, it's a great choice for patients of all ages.
Laser treatment is quick, easy and relatively painless. The laser uses simple heat to help with reducing the effects of sleep apnea. You will hold your mouth open for a short period of time while we aim the laser at the back of your throat. Using sweeping motions, we quickly treat the entire throat area. Patients often find that the treatment provides a warm sensation rather than anything that could be considered painful. You may need to have several treatments done in order to achieve the desired effects. You will notice a significant improvement in nighttime snoring and sleep apnea once treated.