Do you wake up tired and groggy every morning? Do you struggle to get a good night’s sleep and never feel refreshed? Does your bed partner complain about your snoring every night? If so, you may have sleep apnea or a structural issue in your mouth that can be effectively treated with a laser treatment called NightLase. At The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute in Walnut Creek, CA, Dr. Christine Lee works with patients to determine the root cause of their sleep issues and then recommends treatments such as NightLase or other appropriate therapies to treat the problem.
Impact of bad sleep and snoring on your health
If you are consistently unable to get a good night’s sleep due to snoring or sleep apnea, it can have a wide range of negative effects on your health. Sleep problems are linked to:
- Heart disease
- Mood disorders and depression
- Weight gain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of energy
- …and many other negative conditions
How NightLase works
Obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep issues can be caused by anatomical problems with the soft tissues in your mouth, such as your soft palate. NightLase reduces sleep apnea and snoring symptoms by using a special laser called Er: YAG to strengthen these tissues and boost their natural supply of collagen. When these tissues are stronger, they open up the airway more, which leads to more effective breathing and a better night’s sleep. The tighter tissues in the soft palate can also help minimize snoring if it is due to a floppy soft palate causing too much vibration while you sleep.
The NightLase procedure is safe and non-invasive. If you have tried a CPAP machine for sleep apnea and found it uncomfortable and loud, or don’t wish to use an oral appliance every night to keep your airways open, then NightLase may be the treatment you’ve been looking for.
The procedure is comfortable and generally only causes a mild warming feeling in the treatment area for most patients. There is zero recovery time afterwards, and most patients notice an improvement in their symptoms such as snoring immediately.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee today!
Dr. Christine Lee understands the negative impact that poor sleep quality has on all aspects of your life and is committed to helping you sleep better. Call The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute, conveniently located in Walnut Creek, CA, at (925) 528-0117 to schedule an appointment.