Sleep Apnea

You could have sleep apnea, a common but serious condition that literally stops your breathing while you are sleeping and makes you repeatedly wake up without realizing it.

What is Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder that causes a blockage in the back of your throat to stop you from breathing while you sleep. The blockage can be caused by tissues at the back of your throat or even your tongue. When the airway is blocked, your body responds immediately by waking up. You resume breathing and then immediately return to sleep, and this all happens so quickly that you are usually not aware that you were ever awake. The result is that you wake up in the morning completely unaware that you were awakened many times during the night for split seconds.

Another type of sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, is a neurological disorder that does not involve an obstruction. This is a much more complicated condition and requires treatment by a sleep specialist. The primary difference in symptoms between the two types of sleep apnea is that obstructive sleep apnea almost always causes loud snoring, but central sleep apnea does not.

A full course of NightLase consists of three separate treatment sessions over a nine week period. The final results of the treatment have been shown to last up to a year, and the therapy can be repeated.

Patients find NightLase to be a highly comfortable and satisfying solution. NightLase requires no device to be worn during sleep and involves no chemical treatment. It’s a gentle and easy way for your patients to regain a good night's rest.

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