For years I was prescribed several prescriptions for various conditions and one day I saw my primary care doctor and I was exhausted. He wanted to give me medication for depression. I wouldn't take it so he suspected sleep apnea and I had a sleep study. The appliance has been a great benefit to me. I wish that I had discovered this treatment in my teens.
My wife noticed that I stopped breathing during the night. I went for a sleep study 20 years ago and it took me 15 years to do anything about it. I tried CPAP but it was too much maintenance. The oral appliance seemed like an elegant solution. Being an engineer I appreciate simplicity. I regret waiting so long to get something done. I now wake up refreshed; I can sit through meetings and don't doze while I drive.
Coming into Dr. Rosen's office I noticed from the very beginning everybody in the office was professional and they knew their stuff. He had the experience from looking at many different mouths and many different throats to know that this appliance was one that was appropriate for this one. We did a follow-up sleep study and the sleep apnea was controlled to the same degree with the appliance as it had been with the CPAP machine.