Welcome to Sleep Solutions Northwest, where Dr. Stuart Rich offers dental solutions to snoring and sleep apnea that will help you and your bed partner sleep better and dramatically improve the quality of your life. In fact, they can save your life. Snoring may seem like something to joke about, and nothing more than a nuisance to your bed partner. It’s true that someone who shares a bed with a snorer can lose an hour of sleep every night. In some cases, they are even forced to sleep in another room, with a resulting loss of intimacy and closeness. However, it can lead to even more serious concerns like obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, depression, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, diabetes and even sudden death. A recent study indicates that over 85% of heart attacks occurring between midnight and six AM are connected with sleep apnea.
There are treatment options for snoring and sleep apnea that are very effective. Sleeping in different rooms or using ear plugs are not suitable solutions, and they certainly don’t address the damage that sleep loss can have on your relationship or general outlook on life. We offer an alternative to the CPAP machine that has been effective for tens of thousands of people. Oral appliance therapy with a mandibular advancement device is a solution that will help you both sleep quietly and with better quality. To learn more, please contact Sleep Solutions Northwest today to schedule your consultation.