It may sound funny if it were not true, but we have heard of so many stories about couples breaking up – not because there is a third party but due to that loud, disturbing noise we all know as snoring. Just imagine: You’re so tired after a stressful day at work, and all you want is to get some precious zzzs to recharge and resume your role as corporate warrior the next day. And just when you are about to drift off to La La Land – you get jolted upright by the sound that makes you think of an old steam engine.
While this has been the subject of jokes, there’s really nothing funny about snoring – a serious condition that not only affects the health of the individual suffering from it, but worse, could negatively impact relationships.
One misconception Filipinos have about snoring is that it is a sign of good sleep. On the contrary, snoring can be caused by different factors, among them throat weakness, a misaligned jaw, accumulation of fat in and around the throat, touching tissues on top of the throat airways, and wrong sleeping position.
But a more disturbing possibility is that snoring could be a sign of sleep apnea – a serious medical condition that results in the deprivation of oxygen to the body because breathing involuntarily stops while a person is sleeping – which could result in sudden cardiac death.
A lot of hardworking professionals suffer from snoring – and while there have been prescribed treatments that are both surgical and mechanical (such as face masks or dental appliance), these are not comfortable and easy options for many. The good news, however, is that there is a non-surgical, painless treatment now available in the Philippines: the Fotona NightLase machine.
Brought into the country by Luminisce Holistic Innovations, a boutique skin and laser clinic located in Bonifacio Global City, this innovative treatment is non-invasive and patient-friendly, 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.
Unlike traditional treatments, the Fotona NightLase treatment from Luminisce does not require surgery, injections, or devices to be worn during sleep and does not involve chemical treatments. On the average, the procedure will only require 15 minutes – after which a 50 percent reduction in snoring is achieved after a single session.
According to London-trained doctor Kristina Cuevas-Reyes of Luminisce Skin & Laser Clinic, three 15-minute sessions done in the course of two months can provide optimum results – as seen not only in improved quality of sleep for the patient but more importantly, a better and healthier relationship.
Luminisce Skin & Laser Clinic is located at 2/F Mercury Drug Building, across St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City, 32nd Street corner 4th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. You can also book your Fotona NightLase treatment through www.luminisce.com or call 5118500/ 09778044601/09159794661.
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