What Exactly Is Pillar?


Tiny implants are inserted into the soft palate to reduce the tissue vibrations that cause snoring.

The Pillar® Procedure is a simple, safe and effective treatment designed to help you stop snoring. In many cases, it also helps people suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The Pillar Procedure stiffens the soft palate, which is believed to be a significant contributor for at least 80% of people who can’t stop snoring. Best of all, Pillar can be performed in about 20 minutes, using only local anesthetic—so you can quickly be on your way to better sleep.

We know you can’t be the person you want to be when snoring interferes with your sleep or your intimacy. And wearing a cumbersome mask to bed for the rest of your life isn’t your first choice. Pillar may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.


A specially trained doctor places tiny woven implants into the soft palate using a sterile delivery tool. Over time, the implants – together with the body’s natural fibrotic response – add structural support to stiffen the soft palate and reduce the tissue vibration that causes snoring. The implants also help reduce the tissue collapse that obstructs the upper airway and causes sleep apnea.


I think the first indicator that I was doing better was the first time I had a dream…I have not had a dream in years, years. And I was like…I had a DREAM!

See how Pillar changed Phyllis Gernhardt’s life. Watch the video.

I had a dream… (Phyllis Gernhardt)


In clinical studies, and in comparison with other snoring and sleep apnea treatments, The Pillar Procedure continues to be the treatment of choice. Why?


Pillar patients realized a significant decrease in snoring intensity and significant rates of bed partner satisfaction. See patient success stories and clinical results in Pillar Procedure studies.


Minimally invasive. Minimal discomfort. Lasting improvement. Studies consistently show patients reduce snoring and experience less discomfort with Pillar.
See how Pillar compares to other snoring and sleep apnea treatments.