Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing is continuously interrupted during sleep. A person suffering from this condition will experience interruptions to their sleep multiple times during the night with or without being aware of it. Overall, the quality of a person’s sleep is seriously affected. Tiredness and continual feelings of fatigue are to be expected with this condition, and quality of life is therefore diminished. Fortunately, we at Carnegie Dental Clinic offer sleep apnea treatment and encourage you to learn more about it.
What Causes Sleep Apnea?
When the muscles in the back of the throat relax during sleep, they no longer provide the airway with the support it needs so you can draw a full breath. The result is an interruption in the middle of your breathing throughout the night. This might not happen with every breath, but it occurs often enough to keep you from falling into deep REM sleep, the most restorative level of sleep.
How is Sleep Apnea Treated?
Here at Carnegie Dental Clinic, we are proud to provide sleep apnea treatment with the revolutionary NightLase® technology. This system is used to gently and non-invasively heat the tissues at the back of the throat so they tighten, preventing any detrimental relaxation of these muscles. The treatment sessions typically last only half an hour and require neither anesthesia nor downtime. A series of treatments will likely be required to achieve the optimal effect; we will be happy to sit down with you and help you structure a treatment plan that best accommodates your unique needs and goals. Many patients report better sleep after just one session!
Contact Us Today to Get More Information
With better sleep comes more energy and a positive, rejuvenated feeling that can last you throughout your day. Why not end your sleepless nights as soon as possible? For further information on the benefits of NightLase® as a sleep apnea treatment, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with Carnegie Dental Clinic! At our convenient location in Victoria, BC, our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will be happy to explain the process in full, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you catch your restful share of Zs. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to hearing from you!