Sleep Apnea Appliance

Another Life Changed

Posted on September 6, 2012 by Dr. Erin Elliott

Thank you and your staff for introducing me to an alternate for the CPAP Machine.  The SomnoDent Appliance has literally changed my life … I can breathe again!

I’m a young man – 63 – physically fit and active.  But shortly after retiring from the Navy 24 years ago, I started snoring – lightly at first, then it became louder and louder – so loud that my wife had to turn up the television in the livingroom to drown out my snoring – and I was in the bedroom – over 40’ away, behind closed doors.  My doctor had me fitted for a CPAP Machine … and it worked – if I kept my mouth closed, and if I didn’t sleep on my side, and if I didn’t talk to my wife, and if … and if … it wasn’t pretty.

I told my doctor I wasn’t happy with CPAP, and she suggested I talk to you – that you had a new type of oral device that might fit my needs better; I did, and it did, and it does!  It works like a champ, is very comfortable (became comfortable after the first week), and stopped my snoring the first night I wore it.  It actually kept my wife awake the first week and a half – she had to check me to see if I was still alive – I was sleeping so soundly and quietly.  Now she gets her good night’s sleep, and so do I … thank you sooo much Sleep Better Northwest for giving me back my life!  I can breathe again!

If you have any prospective patients that are contemplating using this device, I would be happy to talk to them.

– Gerald M