Laser Snoring Treatment in Edmonton
The Dangers of Snoring
Snoring, while it’s funny in cartoons and TV shows, is no laughing matter in real life. In fact, snoring is related to sleep apnea, which can be dangerous and can even shorten one’s life.
Snoring is caused when the muscles of the neck and throat relax during sleep. Throat structures, like the jaw and the back of the throat tend to get in the way during sleep. Things like alcohol and drugs can cause these muscles to relax even further. Obesity is an increasingly common cause, as fat is deposited in the neck and throat. Sleep deprivation can cause one to “sleep hard” and cause an over-relaxation of the throat.
Apnea happens when breathing stops during sleep. Many of the same symptoms that cause snoring can be responsible for sleep apnea. The Mayo Clinic lists three primary causes of sleep apnea:
“Obstructive sleep apnea, the more common form that occurs when throat muscles relax
“Central sleep apnea, which occurs when your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control breathing
“Complex sleep apnea syndrome, also known as treatment-emergent central sleep apnea, which occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea” (1)
This can cause high blood pressure, daytime sleepiness, type 2 diabetes, liver problems, and much more. In short, restful sleep is important for your overall health.
No Device Sleep
The typical solution to sleep apnea and snoring is a CPAP machine. This is a machine that gently forces air into the nostrils to prevent snoring and sleep apnea. Most are machines that sit on a tabletop with a couple of hoses running to a mask that the wearer puts over his or her nose and/or mouth. In fact, they look a bit like a home-use scuba machine. The problem that many snorers have is that the CPAP machine is restrictive, bulky, and unattractive. There is a consistent need for other solutions. A new solution in Edmonton that can keep one from needing a CPAP machine is laser snoring treatment.
Laser Snoring Treatment
This laser snoring treatment, called NightLase, uses a safe medical-grade laser to heat the collagen in the throat gently. After three treatments over 6 weeks, the tissue in the throat tightens.
This helps to eliminate snoring and sleep apnea. Getting a good night’s sleep is about not being interrupted by apnea. Apnea causes the sleeper to startle awake since they suddenly can’t breathe. This new snoring treatment, laser snoring treatment, provides patients with a comfortable, simple, non-surgical procedure. The effect lasts for up to a full year.
The laser first warms the tissue. Then the laser light strengthens the tissues. This causes the tissue to tighten up out of the way of the breathing passage. Snoring is reduced, as well as sleep apnea. Because the process is pre-programmed into the laser, there’s no chance of overuse or damage.
Safe, Effective Snoring and Apnea Treatment in Edmonton
As mentioned above, CPAP machines are effective but unwieldy. Other often involve medicines or chemicals that can have side effects. Sometimes, surgical removal of the obstructive flesh causes infection and has long recovery times.
Using this laser snoring treatment, one is able to be free of snoring and most causes of sleep apnea without side effects, illness from the CPAP machine, or the risks of surgery.
Comfortable Snoring Treatment
This treatment is simple for the technician or doctor to do and takes only a few minutes. The success rate with this treatment is extremely high. There is virtually no pain and there is little to no recovery time.
The NightLase laser snoring treatment has been tested for years and is based on sound medical practices that have been proven to relieve snoring and all the associated effects. The technicians at Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center are trained by the manufacturer, NightLase, to use this piece of high-tech equipment. Again, because the device is programmed for use, there is no possibility for error. Also, everyone at Albany Laser and Cosmetic is a trained professional, skilled with the use of lasers to treat many complaints and disorders.
Attainable medical help for snoring
Where things like surgery and medicines can come with a hefty price tag, and at times is not covered by insurance, NightLase is an affordable solution to snoring and sleep apnea. This new technology is the latest in snoring and sleep attenuation technology. It’s one of the most promising, simple, and safe treatments to be developed in years.
Cost of snoring treatment
One session of laser treatment is $500 and three sessions are $1200. The consultation is always free