Continuing from our Snoring Misconceptions from last week, this week we have:
I don't think a "simple fix" will actually work. And I don't want to change my lifestyle or undergo a painful surgery.
There's a big difference between a snorer who just snores and one who also suffers from a serious health condition like severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) (I'm talking about apnea worse than a mild to moderate case).
Both scenarios have consequences for your health. But distinguishing between the two is important because different problems can compel different treatments. Chances are that the invasive, life-altering therapies you're strongly adverse to are actually designed to treat the latter more severe case. Simpler, less invasive options exist for people who just snore and/or have mild to moderate OSA.
Medical technology has come a long way in recent years. Advances like the Pillar Procedure have made it easy for patients to have their snoring treated in a single office visit and leave with little to no discomfort.
And the size of this group of potential candidates is not insignificant. In 80% of cases, the primary contributor of snoring is the soft palate, which is an area in the mouth that the Pillar Procedure is specifically designed to treat. That's why more than 40,000 people have been successfully treated with the Pillar Procedure and the results speak forthemselves.
So don't let a healthy dose of skepticism prevent you from actually learning about the minimally invasive treatments that could be right for you.
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