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NightLase® Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep is vital to the functioning of every part of our bodies. Unfortunately, snoring and sleep apnea can interrupt this essential activity and lead to poor sleep quality. Not only are snoring and sleep apnea disruptive to you getting a good night’s sleep, but the loud, intense sound of snoring and sleep apnea symptoms can also disturb your partner’s sleep. 

If you suffer from snoring and sleep apnea, NightLase® may be able to help you (and your bed partner) finally get a good night’s rest every night. 

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What Causes Snoring?

Snoring is generally a result of breathing problems caused by obstructions in the airways of the nose and/or throat. After you fall asleep, the muscles in the roof of your mouth (soft palate), throat and tongue relax. As you go into a deep sleep, these looser tissues can block your airway.

Many factors can contribute to enlarged or obstructive oral tissues that cause snoring, including the anatomy of your nose and mouth, certain illnesses, a high body mass index (BMI) and lifestyle factors like drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes.

NightLase can tighten the throat and mouth tissues to help alleviate snoring. 

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What Is Sleep Apnea? 

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes episodes of interrupted breathing while you sleep. Each time you temporarily stop breathing with sleep apnea, you are awakened, even if you don’t remember it the next day. This prevents you from getting restorative sleep, which can cause you to feel fatigued and irritable during the day. 

Blood oxygen levels also drop when you stop breathing, which can cause high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems. Other potential issues that can result from sleep apnea include type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, liver problems and complications with medications and general anesthesia.

What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea? 

Having a dry mouth or headache when you wake up, gasping for air while sleeping, loud snoring and insomnia are possible sleep apnea symptoms. Although snoring is a potential symptom of sleep apnea, snoring doesn’t mean you necessarily have sleep apnea. 

Many sleep apnea issues occur while people are in a sleep state, so they don’t remember them happening. Because of this, people often don’t know they have sleep apnea until another person reports these symptoms. 

If your sleep apnea is caused by anatomical issues of the throat and mouth, NightLase may be able to reduce the symptoms of your sleep apnea.

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What Is NightLase Therapy by Fotona?

NightLase is a non-surgical laser therapy designed to improve the quality of sleep for patients. This patented Er:YAG laser treatment was developed by Fotona, a world-leading and highly experienced medical laser company.

NightLase treatment tightens the tissues of the mouth to reduce snoring and lessen the effects of sleep apnea, and it is backed by evidence-based dentistry. This in-office laser treatment is gentle and comfortable and doesn’t involve chemicals, medications or sleep devices. With NightLase, you can regain restful sleep naturally.

What Are the Benefits of NightLase?

  • Non-invasive outpatient procedure
  • Safe, gentle treatment with no anesthesia needed
  • Quick treatment time (just 15 to 20 minutes)
  • No pain or discomfort 
  • Improves sleep quality 
  • Provides immediate results 
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How Does NightLase Work? 

As the NightLase Er:YAG laser is directed into the mouth, the light energy heats the oral mucosa (the soft tissue that lines the inside of the mouth). This process causes the collagen in the tissues to contract, tightening the oral mucosa tissue and clearing the airways. As the oral tissues no longer get in the way of breathing, your opened airways allow for unobstructed, snore-free sleep.

With optimized laser pulse lengths, NightLase is gentle and safe yet strong enough to treat the delicate tissues of the mouth. 

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How Effective Is NightLase for Snoring?

NightLase has been clinically shown to improve sleep patterns and sleep quality for patients and their partners. Quality of life and a reduction in daytime sleepiness were also demonstrated.

A 2015 study published in the Journal of the Laser and Health Academy concluded that, after three treatment sessions, patients reported over an 85 percent improvement in snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. (A 51 percent improvement was seen after just one treatment session, and 61 percent improvement was experienced after the second treatment.) Patients who used a CPAP mask before treatment were able to discontinue its use after their first NightLase treatment. 

Does NightLase Work for Sleep Apnea?

NightLase can improve your sleep quality and may improve the symptoms of sleep apnea. However, it should not be considered an alternative to traditional sleep apnea treatments and does not cure this condition. 

Your specialist may recommend a combination of NightLase and a specific treatment for sleep apnea. Using an oral appliance, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine or other airway pressure device may also help to provide the best results if you have sleep apnea. 

How Many NightLase Treatments Will I Need?

Your NightLase treatment plan will involve three sessions over the course of six weeks (each treatment will be performed approximately every three weeks).

Will I Need Downtime After NightLase?

No downtime is needed after this laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. You can resume your regular routine as soon as you leave your appointment without needing to take any special care or precautions.  

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How Soon Will I Notice NightLase Results?

NightLase results are virtually immediate; improvement in snoring is often experienced the first night after treatment. Results will continue to improve as you undergo the subsequent treatments in your series. 

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Is NightLase Permanent?

While not permanent, the final results of NightLase can last up to one year. In some cases, patients experienced the effects for up to three years. When you notice your snoring or sleep apnea symptoms have returned, NightLase therapy can be repeated.

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Learn More About NightLase Laser Snoring and Sleep Apnea Reduction Treatment in Dubai

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To experience the Biolite difference, give us a call at +971 4 346 6641 or fill out our online contact form today. 

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