Sleep apnea isn’t just a sleeping disorder that can be disruptive to a full night’s sleep – it can also pose a significant danger to your health and well-being.
Sleep apnea occurs when the sufferer takes shallow breaths during sleep, or stops breathing for a short period of time. In some cases, sleep apnea can be so severe that the individual stops breathing at least 30 times within the course of an hour. This common disorder can make it difficult for an individual to feel well-rested and healthy; additionally, sleep apnea has been linked to higher risks for diabetes, depression, and even heart failure.
One of the most common side effects of sleep apnea is snoring, as breathing is continually disrupted throughout the night. This snoring can make it difficult for other family members to get sleep, particularly your spouse. While it’s often snoring that drives people to seek treatment for sleep apnea, the good news is that treating this disorder can help drive down more severe health risks.
At Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Visa, CA, board certified dermatologist Dr. Eugene J Nowak uses NightLase technology to reduce the symptoms associated with sleep apnea. NightLase technology is a unique treatment that directly targets inflamed and/or irritated oral tissue, which is a primary cause of snoring. When inflammation is reduced, snoring symptoms dissipate, allowing the individual to get a better night’s sleep.
NightLase uses laser energy to gently deliver heat to the inflamed tissue. This causes the tissue to contract and tighten, which allows more oxygen to pass through nasal passages and airways. More oxygen is delivered to the brain, which helps alleviate some of the known health risks associated with sleep apnea.
If you have a snoring problem or have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, come experience the power of a NightLase treatment. Most patients only need one NightLase treatment to start seeing significant relief!
Schedule a NightLase consultation with Dr. Nowak at Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Visa, CA today!
Nowak Aesthetics also serves the greater San Diego, CA area. Call (619) 651-9651 today!