Why sleep connected to a machine
in order to get a good night's rest?
There may be a better way.
Let Dr. Curtis D. Johnson, an expert in snoring and sleep apnea,
show you how during your free consultation.
Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea may be permanently
corrected with the Pillar Procedure!
Sleep Apnea is a medical condition whereby patients suffer sleep disruptions, interruptions and actual cessation of breathing. This disturbance of sleep can occur up to hundreds of times each and every night.
One in every 5 adults suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea. People with untreated sleep apnea often stop breathing for a minute or even longer, several times each night.
Sleep apnea can have severe consequences if left untreated. Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, headaches, heart disease, strokes and daytime drowsiness with increased chance of severe automobile accidents and job impairment. Furthermore, partners of patients with sleep apnea also suffer from disruptive sleep as a result of noise from CPAP machines, their partner’s loud snoring and preocuppation for their partner’s well being.
The most common treatment for patients with sleep apnea is CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure. This treatment requires the patient to be attached by a facial mask to a machine that delivers positive pressure. Many patients find the CPAP machine difficult to use and as many as 50% of patients fail to use the machine on a regular basis.
The Pillar Procedure performed by Dr. Johnson, a Pillar Procedure expert, compares favorably with more invasive procedures such as LAUP (laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty) and UPPP (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) used to treat mild obstructive sleep apnea. Many patients prefer having the Pillar Procedure performed than remaining attached to and dependent upon the CPAP machine, especially those patients who have a difficult time adjusting to the mask. People who travel frequently may find it quite inconvenient to bring their CPAP machine along with them.
The Pillar Procedure treatment is less invasive, requires only one short visit to the doctor's office and has complete FDA approval for the treatment of both mild obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Come for your free consultation with Dr. Johnson, a Pillar Procedure expert and learn if this outpatient procedure can benefit you and free you from your CPAP machine.