If you’re one of the millions of people who can’t sleep because of a bed partner’s snoring, you know how disruptive snoring is to your lifestyle. You’re tired and unproductive during the day. You feel frustrated and short-tempered. You doze off at work and maybe you even get sleepy when you’re driving, making you unsafe at the wheel.
Your bed partner’s snoring problem has become your problem too. But what can you do about it? Your bed partner can’t stop snoring on their own. Earplugs aren’t enough, and you don’t want to sleep in a different room.
What do you do when your bed partner doesn’t seem to understand that snoring is a big issue that needs to be addressed? It might help to consider the many reasons snorers fail to seek help, and try to understand what your snorer is feeling. The feelings surrounding a snoring problem can progress in stages, and snorers can have several emotions at the same time, such as:
Fortunately, for many snorers and their bed partners, there’s a much simpler treatment.
Unlike other painful and invasive surgical procedures, the Pillar Procedure is a simple treatment that Dr. Colm can perform in a single short visit to our office in Highlands Ranch CO. During the Pillar Procedure, three tiny polyester implants are placed into the soft palate. These implants, together with the body’s natural fibrotic response, add structural support to, and stiffen the soft palate. This stiffening reduces or eliminates the tissue vibration and/or collapse that can cause snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
The Pillar Procedure delivers results that are comparable to more aggressive surgeries without the significant pain and recovery time. In fact, most patients return to their normal diet and activities on the day of the procedure. Bed partner satisfaction with the reduction in snoring after the Pillar Procedure has been documented at 80% or higher.
Dr. Colm can determine whether your snorer is a good candidate for the Pillar Procedure. You can start alleviating your snorer’s fears by letting them know that there’s an FDA-cleared, relatively painless, effective treatment for snoring that can be performed in a 20-minute office visit.
Snoring has plagued countless bed partners through the centuries, and until recently, there wasn’t a simple, effective treatment for it. But now that medical science has provided an easy and effective option to treat snoring, you can give your snorer more than just complaints—you can suggest a real answer to a better nights sleep!
Encourage your snorer to see Dr. Colm this week and ask about the Pillar Procedure.
Dr. Stephen Colm provides services ranging in dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, extractions and pillar procedure to patients in the following Colorado cities:
Highlands Ranch CO • Centennial CO • Littleton CO • Lakewood CO • Greenwood Village CO • Castle Rock CO
Address: 200 West County Line Road, Suite 230 • Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 • Phone: 303-791-0422
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