Read what our patients and colleagues are saying about us.

-D.R. from Auburn

When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, there was no question in my mind where I was going to go for a solution. Having heard that Dr. Stuart Rich with Sleep Solutions Northwest was using a method other than the usual CPAP to treat sleep apnea, I was determined to find out what he would recommend before considering any other options.

Being a mouth breather and somewhat claustrophobic, I was concerned I wouldn’t adjust well to using a CPAP machine, so I was delighted when Dr. Rich determined I was a good candidate an oral appliance (MAD) to treat my sleep apnea. From the first night I used my new MAD I’ve been able to sleep deeply and comfortably, without fear of another sleep apnea episode. My husband is also enjoying the benefit of not having my snoring wake him up anymore. The mouthpiece is easy to use, comfortable, and you don’t have to have electricity to use it, a huge benefit for this world traveler!

I am so happy I decided to go to Sleep Solutions Northwest and highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great treatment option for their sleep apnea!

-Dr. Thomas Kang

I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Stuart Rich as a professional colleague and now, I would say, as a friend. Dr. Rich has distinguished himself in my eyes by taking the step of identifying for patients what many other dentists miss as front-line defenders of our patients’ oral and overall health. I have seen firsthand the benefits of the airway assessment and appliances that Dr. Rich has provided his patients to help treat obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, his patients have told me about the benefits of the diagnosis and treatment he provides. I highly recommend Dr. Rich given these results.

-Karen

Amazing! I am always comfortable, and Dr. Rich is very caring and personal. He makes you feel like you are his only patient. His crew is fantastic too and always has been. My son became a dentist because of Dr. Rich! That says a LOT!

-R. Daniels

My primary care physician recommended that I use a sleep apnea dental appliance. My two prior sleep studies confirmed extreme sleep apnea. I am unable to tolerate CPAP. Dr. Rich and his dental assistants provided me with an oral appliance and outstanding information and support.

From my first appointment with Dr. Rich, I found a compassionate and capable dentist with personal experience using his own apnea dental appliance.

With care and patience, Dr. Rich and staff guided me through the delicate process of learning how to adapt successfully to the appliance. They also skillfully submitted fees and costs to my healthcare insurer, which fully paid the claim without any co-pay from me. I am pleased to recommend Dr. Rich.

-J. Erickson

I felt very strange the first morning I woke up after using the mandibular advancement device (MAD) to relieve my sleep apnea – until I realized it was because, for the first time in years, I felt rested!

-Angeletta

After having a C-PAP machine for four years and tolerating it less and less over the last year, I asked my pulmonologist for a referral to explore the option of a mouth appliance instead. After meeting Lita and Dr. Rich, I was thoroughly informed, encouraged, and hopeful about using an appliance in lieu of CPAP. I LOVE IT!! The first night, I noticed a wealth of rushing air in my throat. It was comforting, and I looked forward to sleeping that night. The next morning, I felt like I got a good night of sleep. And the 30-second teeth tapping exercise for my jaw was quick and easy — a no-brainer to support my normal bite. Soon, a sleep study will reveal exactly how much relief I am getting! So excited.

-Erika

I’m so thankful I found out about the mandibular advancement device offered by Dr. Rich. For years, my husband had to deal with my loud snoring. I finally decided to do something about it. After a successful deviated septum surgery, I still snored, so I was referred to a sleep study and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. During the sleep study, I was fitted for a CPAP machine that made me feel uncomfortable and claustrophobic. In addition, I’m a stomach and side sleeper so I knew the bulky tubes weren’t for me. After meeting with Dr. Rich and his wonderful staff, it was decided that the MAD would be a good fit for me. I’m so happy with the results! I no longer snore, and I wake up feeling refreshed and well-rested after seven hours of sleep. The mouthpiece is comfortable and doesn’t bother me at all. I highly recommend going this route and choosing Dr. Rich.

-Bill

I would recommend Dr. Rich to other clients. He has been the most comforting of all the dentists I have met, and I really feel like he cares about my personal health and has my best interest in mind. He is relaxed and calm, and his smile engages easy conversation.

william goetz
william goetz
04:01 15 Nov 22
Very efficient, courteous & professional
Steven Sortais
Steven Sortais
16:35 03 Aug 22
My 1st experience with this company and it was a great experience. A good team from the receptionist, assistant and Doctor. Will return and would recommed.
Emily Stentz
Emily Stentz
16:01 03 Jul 22
Pam Ogdon
Pam Ogdon
22:15 26 Mar 22
When I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, I was very hesitant on using the CPAP machine. I tried it for a brief time and just couldn't get use to it. My doctor told me about Dr. Rich and I was so happy that I went to see him. He and his entire staff are wonderful and so easy to work with. My appliance was made and it has made a huge difference in my sleep. I am no longer keeping my partner awake at night! The device is also very easy to travel with and I have taken it on several vacations. I would recommend Dr. Rich to anyone. He truly cares and has made a huge difference in my sleep life!!
Gail Hill
Gail Hill
02:24 26 Oct 21
Dr. Rich and his staff are outstanding! They are very knowledgeable and worked with us on getting the best sleep apnea oral device. Dr. Rich takes the time to explain options and to ensure we have the best treatment. He is really personable and we enjoyed our visit. Kirstin in the front office is so friendly and helpful in answering our questions and scheduling. Fast responses and worked with us to meet our needs. Thank you! The Hills
MC Paul
MC Paul
18:22 06 Oct 20
Dr. Rich and his staff are wonderful! The treatment Dr. Rich provides has allowed my wife to enjoy a dramatically improved night of sleep and helped to improve a chronic medical condition she has suffered with for over 10 years.We would highly recommend visiting Sleep Solutions NW! They helped in every step of the process, working with the insurance companies and other doctor offices.
Shannon Sprung MA LMHC PLLC
Shannon Sprung MA LMHC PLLC
19:57 30 Jul 20
Literally the BEST experience all the way around! I loathed my CPAP so much that I finally decided to try the dental device for sleep apnea, and I'm so glad my sleep doctor referred me to Sleep Solutions NW! Dr. Rich and Kirsten are both fantastically knowledgable, kind, and thorough, and I have so much fun going in for my visits :). I really appreciate Dr Rich's knowledge about the device - as well as how respectful he is - and he made sure to cover all the bases and my device is PERFECT! I love it so much i just ordered a backup device in case I lose or break one. I've literally never slept this well in my life!
Jeremy Maldonado
Jeremy Maldonado
22:07 26 Feb 20
Solved my snoring problem. I had so much trouble with another location that I was running out of time getting my mandibular advancement device before my medical end of year came. Once I found them I was able to get everything done so quickly and I got my device at record time of around 1 month.I sleep on my stomach and a CPAP was not an option for me. This device has allowed me to sleep normally without excessive snoring. My wife said it has completely changed my loud snoring to more of a loud breathing and now she can sleep without being bothered. I am very happy with the product.The staff was top notch and friendly. They worked so hard to get my device ordered before the end of the year and worked around my schedule. I drove about 45 minutes to get here because nowhere else was able to get the job done in time. Kirstin at the front desk was always so friendly and went out of her way to help me. I enjoyed going to my appointments and never felt they were trying to sell me something I didn't need.
Kim Zumwalt
Kim Zumwalt
00:13 01 Feb 20
After finding out I had sleep apnea and not wanting to drag a CPAP machine with me when I traveled, the best decision I made was calling Sleep Solutions NW. The Office Manager (Sleep Ambassador), Kirstin, answered the phone and made a great first impression - she was friendly and accommodating. She answered all my questions and even dealt with my insurance company.My first appointment with Dr. Rich was very informative. He is extremely knowledgeable about sleep apnea and patiently answered all my questions regarding the Mandibular Advancement Device without any pressure to buy. Once I made the decision to move forward, he helped me choose the best device for me. He has state of the art technology – meaning no mouth full of goop for taking impressions. At my appointment to pick up my device, I was exhausted and having a hard time. To make sure I didn’t struggle with the device at home, Dr. Rich made a video for me so I would be more comfortable. The device was not difficult, and I didn’t need the video, but it’s just an example of his compassion for his patients.Fast forward 30 days, I absolutely love my device. I used to wake up every morning exhausted and need an afternoon nap to make it through the day. After wearing the device for 2 nights, I noticed a difference and 30 days later I feel even better with more energy. This device was life changing for me. I cannot thank Kirstin and Dr. Rich enough for their kindness and compassion and making the entire process so easy.
Caleb Holmes
Caleb Holmes
19:14 05 Nov 19
Milinda Bryan
Milinda Bryan
13:26 25 Oct 19
A-MA-ZING! This has been a life changer! Sleep Solutions Northwest are sleep professionals that deliver!Diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and unable to tolerate a C-pap, I was sent to Sleep Solutions by my doctor. I honestly was a bit skeptical that a dental appliance would be a good fit for me but kept an open mind.The clinic is beautiful, Kirsten the receptionist, warm and friendly and Dr. Rich, patient and informative. The most up to date technology is used to fit your sleep device (they take digital impressions of your mouth!).My device arrived quickly, I was given a detailed tutorial on how to use with a follow up scheduled for a month out.First night of use, I was expecting to struggle to get to sleep (the norm) with this thing in my mouth. SHOCKER: I fell IMMEDIATELY to sleep and woke up feeling better than I had in I don't know how long! This is now my new trend - SLEEP!THANK YOU Sleep Solutions Northwest!!! I'm a much healthier believer now!
Lawrence Freeman
Lawrence Freeman
20:30 10 Jul 19
After seeing many sleep docs over the years, I can hardly overstate how huge it is to find a doctor and staff who are knowledgeable, skilled, and caring, attributes I'd have once thought were standard, but which turn out to be quite rare. Very grateful to Dr. Rich and his staff.
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