I’m a retired registered nurse and passionate about cooking and entertaining friends and family at home. I never slept well and was always tired, so about 11 years ago my doctor suggested a sleep study which revealed I had sleep apnea.
I was fitted for CPAP, which I used on and off for over 10 years. I never liked it. My neck hurt, my head was never in a comfortable position because of the machine, and I had soreness in my nose because of blowing air.
My pulmonologist recommended an oral appliance, so I made an appointment with the doctor he recommended and was fitted with one. It was the best thing I ever did. I’m finally sleeping through the night and even wake up on my back — which is something that never happens to you when you have sleep apnea. That itself means I’m sleeping well.