Get snoring relief with The Pillar® Procedure
Article by Michael R. Macdonald, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
I am a recognized leader and innovator in the treatment of snoring for patients in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. As a Diplomate of both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, I am quite familiar with alleviating obstruction of both oral and nasal airways to improve breathing...which can improve smell, taste, and sleep, while also reducing snoring.
Obstruction in the nose, mouth, or throat creates vibration which produces the annoying sound of snoring. Snoring is estimated to afflict 30-40% of American adults, and it can create real lifestyle deficiencies if left untreated. This includes loss of intimacy (sleeping in separate rooms), poor sleep quality, daytime drowsiness and moodiness, and more severe health issues like high blood pressure and other heart conditions if obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) coexists with the snoring condition.
I was interviewed on NBC to discuss the minimally-invasive snoring treatments I offer in my medical practice. See the video of my interview here, attached to this article. I hope it helps. I'm happy to answer questions.
To learn more about how to reduce your snoring so that you too can again sleep well and live well, visit my adjunct website, which you can access from my main website. Look for the San Francisco Snoring Center button in the right margin.