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PUBLISHED: 10:56 20 May 2010 | UPDATED: 10:13 12 August 2010

A GRANDMOTHER who couldn t smell for more than a decade because of a blocked nose has undergone life-changing treatment which has given her a good night s sleep for the first time.  Jacqui Piner s life was a misery because of enlarged turbinates, small fl

A GRANDMOTHER who couldn't smell for more than a decade because of a blocked nose has undergone life-changing treatment which has given her a good night's sleep for the first time.

Jacqui Piner's life was a misery because of enlarged turbinates, small fleshy ridges in the nasal passage which caused blockages.

It meant she always woke up with a dry mouth and could never sleep the night through.

But the 61-year-old sales advisor from Bromley heard about laser treatment from a friend of a friend and underwent a procedure at The Private Clinic in Harley Street.

She said: "It was always blocked up. I could hear myself snoring. My nose was always runny but I could never properly blow it. It was boring. You get so sick of it - it really got on my nerves.

"I never got a good night's sleep. The day after I had the operation was the first time I slept through the night. I was always tired before."

She added: "It was actually pretty painless. I'm a wimp and didn't even need any painkillers. The worst bit was the numbing spray because it tastes awful. I had a little bit of a nose-bleed but nothing major. I got my sense of smell back too. I would recommend it to anybody"

Ms Piner, who works in Petts Wood, paid £1,280 for the laser treatment, which took only about half an hour. For more information, visit www.the privateclinic.co.uk or call 0800 599 9916.

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