NightLase has been around in Australia for the last few years; still, it’s a relatively new technique here.
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There is a lot of interest about the technology and several professionals now prefer to treat snoring without performing any medical or dental diagnostics and also without implementing a consistent protocol.
Tummy tuck and NightLase experts at https://www.chelseacosmeticsmelbourne.com.au/tummy-tuck-melbourne/ share a few points you should consider before starting the NightLase treatment.
1. Snoring is Strongly Related to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)
Typically, snoring masks the serious primary health conditions such as sleep apnoea. Snoring is actually a partial blockage in the airway that makes the sound, while sleep apnoea is a full blockage of airway for 10 seconds or longer.
Thus, in sleep apnoea, the person doesn’t breathe.
During studies on the patients willing to undergo NightLase treatment, it’s observed that almost every patient has had at least some level of sleep apnoea, with several patients frequently stopping breathing many times a minute and some patients even stop breathing for even 60 to 90 seconds.
This stoppage of breathing starts a stress response in the body, which in turn increases blood pressure and heart rate as the body strives to adapt to the quickly lowering oxygen levels.
Research shows that people having sleep apnoea are:
- Highly likely to die around two times the mortality rate
- Highly likely to undergo a fatal stroke
- Highly likely to undergo cardiovascular disease
- Highly likely to come across a motor vehicle accident
- Highly likely to suffer from high blood pressure
If you snore but don’t think you have a sleep apnoea, you may have a wrong assumption. So, it’s better to get the diagnostic sleep studies done so that your surgeon can decide whether NightLase is the correct treatment for you and recognise the best things to do for your health.
2. Comprehensive Medical and Dental Diagnostics are Important
It’s important to do medical and dental diagnostic tests when it’s about your snoring.
Appropriately trained dentists are perfect for recognising any anatomical risk factors in your oral cavity that may be responsible for your snoring or sleep apnoea.
Before starting the treatment, dentists will do your oral checkup and take images to check if NightLase will be a right treatment for you.
This oral checkup shows if there is a long or enlarged palate or tongue that are commonly contribute to snoring and sleep apnoea.
Since in NightLase, throat tissues are tightened, it may not be as beneficial for people in whom the underlying cause of the symptoms is a big tongue.
Thus if a patient having a big tongue undergoes NightLase treatment without doing this diagnosis, he’ll get poor results. Same is the case with patients with a large palate.
A CBVT (Cone Beam Volumetric Tomographic Analysis) is a 3D scan done in-house and can be used to determine the airway volume and also to recognise dental and nasal pathologies that may play a significant role in patient’s snoring and sleep apnoea symptoms.
3. All Treatment Protocols are Not Equal
NightLase is a quite new treatment, particularly to Australia. Naturally like anything new, a group of professionals with a wide experience are leading the technology, such as professionals doing laser treatment for snoring Melbourne by Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne. But the diagnostic and treatment protocols may vary among different practitioners contributing to an inconsistency in results.
While choosing your practitioner, it’s better to remember the following points:
- Less than three sessions may not provide remarkable results
- It’s essential to do sleep study diagnostics and ongoing monitoring
- There should be cooperation between medical specialists to deal with any sleep apnoea symptoms
Remember these tips and get the right treatment for your snoring to make yourself and others happy.