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NightLase – Snoring treatment

Stop snoring – start breathing!

Snoring- it is much more than just an irritation for your loved ones. It may be an alarming signal of a far more serious problem and a real threat to your health. Loud snoring is one of the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

What is obstructive sleep apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. These pauses in breathing, called “apneas” (“without breath”), typically last 20 to 40 seconds.

The individual with OSA is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening. It is recognized as a problem by others witnessing the individual during episodes or is suspected because of its effects on the body. OSA is commonly accompanied by snoring.

As the muscle tone of the body ordinarily relaxes during sleep, and the airway at the throat is composed of walls of soft tissue, which can collapse, it is not surprising that breathing can be obstructed during sleep. Although a very minor degree of OSA is considered to be within the bounds of normal sleep, and many individuals experience episodes of OSA at some point in life.

Signs and symptoms of OSA:

Common signs of OSA include unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring .Less common symptoms are morning headaches ,insomnia, trouble concentrating, mood changes such as irritability, anxiety and depression; forgetfulness, increased heart rate and/or blood pressure, decreased sex drive, unexplained weight gain, increased urination, frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and heavy night sweats.

Pathophysiology:

The normal sleep/wake cycle in adults is divided into REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, non-REM (NREM) sleep, and consciousness. NREM sleep is further divided into Stages 1, 2 and 3 NREM sleep. The deepest stage (stage 3 of NREM) is required for the physically restorative effects of sleep, and in pre-adolescents this is the period of release of human growth hormone. NREM stage 2 and REM, which combined are 70% of an average person’s total sleep time, are more associated with mental recovery and maintenance. During REM sleep in particular, muscle tone of the throat and neck, as well as the vast majority of all skeletal muscles, is almost completely attenuated, allowing the tongue and soft palate/oropharynx to relax, and in the case of sleep apnea, to impede the flow of air to a degree ranging from light snoring to complete collapse.

In the cases where airflow is reduced to a degree where blood oxygen levels fall, or the physical exertion to breathe is too great, neurological mechanisms trigger a sudden interruption of sleep, called a neurological arousal. These arousals rarely result in complete awakening, but can have a significant negative effect on the restorative quality of sleep. In significant cases of OSA, one consequence is sleep deprivation due to the repetitive disruption and recovery of sleep activity. This sleep interruption in stage 3 (also called slow-wave sleep), and in REM sleep, can interfere with normal growth patterns, healing, and immune response, especially in children and young adults.

Common signs of OSA include unexplained daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, and loud snoring .Less common symptoms are morning headaches ,insomnia, trouble concentrating, mood changes such as irritability, anxiety and depression; forgetfulness, increased heart rate and/or blood pressure, decreased sex drive, unexplained weight gain, increased urination, frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and heavy night sweats.

Prognosis:

Many studies indicate the effect of a “fight or flight” response on the body that happens with each apneic event is what increases health risks and consequences in OSA. The fight or flight response causes many hormonal changes in the body; those changes, coupled with the low oxygen saturation level of the blood, cause damage to the body over time.

Without treatment, the sleep deprivation and lack of oxygen caused by sleep apnea increases health risks such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, clinical depression, weight gain and obesity.

The most serious consequence of untreated OSA is to the heart. Persons with sleep apnea have a 30% higher risk of heart attack or death than those unaffected. In severe and prolonged cases, increased in pulmonary pressures are transmitted to the right side of the heart. This can result in a severe form of congestive heart failure known as pulmonary heart disease. Dyastolic function of the heart also becomes affected.

Elevated arterial pressure can be a consequence of OSA syndrome. When hypertension is caused by OSA, it is distinctive in that, unlike most cases, the readings do not drop significantly when the individual is sleeping or even increase. Stroke is also known to be associated with OSA.

The most serious consequence of untreated OSA is to the heart. Persons with sleep apnea have a 30% higher risk of heart attack or death than those unaffected. In severe and prolonged cases, increased in pulmonary pressures are transmitted to the right side of the heart. This can result in a severe form of congestive heart failure known as pulmonary heart disease. Dyastolic function of the heart also becomes affected.

Many patients already have chosen Fotona Laser and regained Harmonic Sleep without snoring.

  • Fotona’s NightLase therapy is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep.
  • NightLase therapy reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.
  • NightLase therapy do not requires any patient preparation us Anesthetic and is not painful procedure.
  • The procedure is performed quickly and do not requires any hospitalization at all.
  • A high percentage of patients are very satisfied of the treatment.
  • The NightLase procedure from Fotona Company to getting rid of snoring unique and patent protected!
  • Dead Sea Clinic- the only clinic that have permit from Fotona Company to perform the NightLase therapy.

 

How the NightLase therapy preformed?

During the NightLase procedure the therapist manually aims the laser been to the target area and release an impulse to the soft tissue inside the oral cavity. The laser radiation by that special patented method Causes to tissue contraction in the area of the soft palate and the uvula, this cusses to significant snoring and sleep apnea reduce. The NightLase procedure has a very high rate of success in improvement of sleep quality.

Results:

More than 80% of patients that preformed the NightLase therapy, reports on significant improvement, the snoring was reduced or completely stopped. Starting from the first procedure patients report till 50% reduce of the OSA symptoms, for full treatment it is Necessary to Perform the complete curse of the therapy that includes 2/3 treatments.

NightLase therapy it is the easy, painless and the fastest way for you and for your close ones to regain good night sleep!

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