Patient Stories: Snoring Problems and Symptoms
Perry Myers, Evanston, Illinois
“I was tired quite often, and I used to respond to that either with coffee or vitamins. I was always looking for something to give me an energy burst.
"If I'm going somewhere with a 2- or 3-hour flight, it's a great time to take a nap for me, and so I warn people who are next to me [on the airplane], and I say, 'Listen, if I'm snoring, you have permission to nudge me and wake me up. I don't want you to have to live through this.’ "
Phyllis Gernhardt, Fort Wayne, Indiana
“ . . . anyone who would be in the same room or the next room to me traveling or being in the same house would say ‘Phyllis, you snore . . .’
“The last two years, [I was] so tired I could hardly just go. I was just completely exhausted, and standing up and lecturing I would feel like I was just going to tip over, just wanted to fall over... so tired I thought, ‘I’m not dizzy, what’s going on?’”
Pam Starkey, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“I think one of the things for me with the Pillar Procedure is that it provides me with the peace of mind at night to know that he is not going to be snoring in my ears. Because one of the things for those of us that have lived with a snorer for many years is that you develop an anxiety about getting to sleep, because you know that the snoring is going to be there. And you never know when it's going to happen. And whether or not it does, it's that buildup of anxiety. And I'm starting to feel that anxiety go away at night, because it's not going to be there."
The testimonials provided in this piece are the opinion of the individual quoted and may not necessarily be representative of all users of the Pillar Procedure. Results may vary by individual.