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Another former CPAP user can now sleep!

The following is a dialogue with our Clinical Director, Mary Ellen Hughes, and our sleep apnea/snoring patient Jeannie.

Can you tell us how the oral appliance has changed you in the last 3 weeks?

It’s wonderful, I came in after I had my sleep study and was recommended by a friend of mine to come in and see Dr. Sosenko. After I got my appliance, it was like a night and day difference. I was able to sleep through the night, undisturbed. I got a restful nights sleep. It was probably about the 3rd night that I really felt really, really rested and very, very good. I would recommend this to anyone, it is just fabulous. I’m my old self again. It’s great!

Has your family noticed a quietness about you in the evening or a change in alertness?

My husband is very pleased that it’s quiet through the night. The noise level was rather high with the snoring. I have a lot more energy during the day. I’m able to get a lot more done.

Why a former CPAP user can now sleep!


The following is a dialogue with our Clinical Director, Mary Ellen Hughes, and our sleep apnea/snoring patient Ed.

Can you tell us how the oral appliance has helped you in recent months?

I have been very pleased with it.  It has cut down on my snoring drastically and my wife appreciates that.  Because of that, I am getting more sleep and not waking up as often.  It has been a better option for me than some of the other options, like the cpap machine.  I am very pleased with it.

Has it made you more aware during the day, are you less tired?

I get better sleep, longer.  I am not waking up as much.  That in turn gives me a fresher day in that I am not as tired or fatigued.

Has your family noticed a difference?

My wife obviously has noticed the big difference.  She pointed out to me that there are times when I stop breathing.  I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea so I was able to use this device which is a much better option than the cpap.  My family has noticed me not snoring loud, I guess I was a loud snorer.

Would you recommend this to friends and family?

Oh yes, yes, I was very happy I qualified and able to use this device over the other options.  My wife and I have noticed a big difference and that is nice.

I feel a whole lot better in the morning and I sleep better!

This has been a Godsend to me!

For me it works better than a CPAP!

Helping patients overcome obstacles of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea has been life changing for myself and for my staff. Knowing that we are changing the quality of people’s lives by improving their sleep, relationships, and energy levels has been a wonderful experience. My passion in creating and using various public awareness tools has helped further promote OAT as an option to a wide variety of individuals!
Dr. Lydia M. Sosenko, D.D.S.,D.ABDSM

I felt as though I was in the care of passionate professionals who are not only leaders in the field, but also personally involved in the process-knowing that a staff member has sleep apnea helped assume a level of empathy I had not witnessed before.
Dennis Y.

I have started wearing the Klearway appliance. Prior to wearing the appliance I was using a CPAP machine. The appliance has taken away the anxiety of wearing a mask or headgear with the CPAP. It is so much easier traveling with the appliance vs. the CPAP. I found the CPAP confining, uncomfortable, noisy, and very unappealing. I feel using the appliance was the best decision for me. I’m very happy with it.
Cathy

Prior to wearing the appliance I felt as though there was only one choice to treat my sleep apnea, this being the CPAP machine. Sleeping with a CPAP is extremely uncomfortable and noisy and more often than not left me feeling exhausted during the day with difficulty concentrating. I was also experiencing frequent sinus infections. The impact of the appliance has been amazing! This dental appliance is so comfortable and easy to wear it provides me with a great night’s sleep! My husband is no longer bothered by the noise of the CPAP machine and my struggle to sleep comfortably. My energy level and the ability to concentrate have returned to normal and I’m feeling like my old self again!
Annette

Prior to wearing the Klearway appliance I was experiencing snoring and sleep apnea. I, of course, was not aware of this problem, but my wife was. I felt myself waking at night, but not knowing why. CPAP machines proved unsatisfactory. This Klearway appliance has helped greatly so far. I sleep better and consequently feel more rested. No snoring or apnea anymore. My wife is more happy in bed since i am not snoring. The appliance is so much simpler to use than the CPAP and much more effective.
Norman

I was always tired. I was on a CPAP machine before the oral appliance. It is very comfortable and easy to adjust to sleeping with. I am no longer tied to a machine pumping air into my nose to open up my airway. I can sleep in any position I want. No more cold nose and no more snoozing.
Gregory

Prior to wearing an oral appliance I was always tired in the morning. I have two words to describe the appliance: IT WORKS!. The best investment ever!
Robert

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