I saw Dr. Stern several years ago after trying CPAP for my sleep apnea. The CPAP was very effective, but only when I used it. As a physician, I’m aware how important it is to comply fully with treatment, and I truly intended and wished to keep the CPAP on every night. During sleep, however, this was not under my control, and I’d often wake up in the morning with the device on the bed beside me. I also travel a lot for work, and had the unhappy experience of carrying a burdensome CPAP along with me at a conference in Italy. Dr. Stern determined that I would be a good candidate for the dental appliance, and it has been a great success. My sleep study results were comparable to that achieved with CPAP. I never recognized sleep trouble before the CPAP or dental appliance, but was often very tired, falling asleep in the late afternoon or early evening. Now, I’m able to attain better quality sleep, in stages 3 and 4, and am much better rested with better energy throughout the day. Dr. Stern and his staff are consistently helpful, knowledgable, and friendly, and it’s certainly worth the drive from Toronto!! Thanks again.
Dr. Mark R.