Over 50-70 million American adults experience chronic disordered sleep issues. Obstructive sleep apnea, the most common form of sleep apnea and a common sleep disorder, is estimated to affect over 10 percent of adults worldwide. While disordered sleep is common, it should never be ignored. Chronic sleep disorders can lead to serious health issues that can decrease your quality of life as well as your life expectancy, so getting effective treatment is imperative.    

Fortunately, The Julian Center for Effortless Sleep offers a variety of treatment options for disordered sleep that can be utilized by themselves or in combination. You’ll undergo a consultation with Dr. Sambataro and he’ll customize your treatment plan based on your unique needs. One such treatment option, known as Fotona NightLase Therapy, may be able to help you get the good night’s rest you need to be healthy. 


Fotona NightLase Therapy is a laser treatment designed to increase the quality of sleep for those who suffer from sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. The gentle laser treatment works on the mucosa tissue, a collection of tissues that lines the oral opening of your digestive tract. 

Fotona NightLase therapy has been cleared by the FDA as a non-invasive way to lessen the effects of obstructive sleep apnea. According to studies done by the Journal of The Laser and Health Academy, Fotona NightLase therapy has a success rate of over 85 percent in treating snoring and sleep apnea. 


Typically, a full course of NightLase involves three separate treatment sessions over a two month period. With Fotona NightLase therapy, you won’t have to wear a device during sleep, and there is no chemical treatment involved. It’s comfortable, safe, and easy.

Fotona’s patented laser optimizes the length of laser pulses and allows the safe penetration of heat into oral tissue. The heat of the Fotona laser tightens the muscle tissue on your soft palate, an effect produced by the contraction of the collagen. Tightening the mucosa muscles opens your airways so you can breathe more freely while sleeping. While it’s gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside your mouth, it’s also strong enough to provide rapid healing.


Is Fotona NightLase Therapy painful?

The heat of the patented Fotona laser produces an anesthetizing effect, so the procedure should be painless. 

How long is the NightLase recovery period?

Unlike having surgery, there is no downtime with Fotona NightLase therapy. You can walk into the office, get a treatment, walk out and return to your normal routine right away.

What are the benefits of Fotona NightLase Therapy?
  • Non-invasive procedure
  • No downtime
  • Fast healing rates
  • Painless
  • May eliminate the need for CPAP masks or oral appliances
  • Reduced snoring 
  • Increased sleep quality
How long do the results of Fotona NightLase Therapy last?

The final results of Fotona NightLase therapy can provide you with restful sleep for up to a year, free from snoring and sleep apnea symptoms, and the treatment can be repeated if necessary.

How much does Fotona NightLase Therapy Cost?

Fotona NightLase costs will vary based on several factors such as how many sessions you need. Julain Sleep Center believes that cost should not be an obstacle to getting necessary health treatment, which is why we offer financing options to our patients. We accept many major Cards and offer third-party financing through LendingClub to help make your treatment more affordable.  





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