Snoring & CPAP Solutions

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“Sleep well. Wake refreshed and stop snoring.” — Dr. Michael Stern, Founder of Snoring & CPAP Solutions

One in four Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, which causes them to stop breathing intermittently during sleep. This triggers the body to wake up, so they can begin breathing again, which triggers an increase in fight-or-flight hormones and prevents the sufferer from getting a restorative level of sleep.

More than just leaving a person sleepy the next day, sleep disorders can wreak havoc on someone’s health. Here are a few of the health implications:

  • Snoring
  • Excessive sleepiness during the day
  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Depression and mood swings
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Weakened immune system
  • Increased risk of obesity, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease


Effective solutions to get to sleep
Although a CPAP machine is the first line of treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, more than half of patients cannot tolerate one.

When Dr. Michael Stern, was prescribed a CPAP machine for his own sleep apnea, and he could not fall to sleep with it, he was inspired to explore custom-made oral appliances to stabilize the lower jaw while sleeping to prevent snoring and apnea from occurring.

A dentist in Willoughby Hills for 40 years, he relied on his medical background while undergoing vigorous training with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in Chicago to become one of only 1,000 certified practitioners to fit oral appliances.

To treat patients, he either uses an existing sleep test they’ve already done or makes arrangements for them to do an at-home sleep test.

He meets with patients and takes impressions of their mouth, then it takes about three weeks for the appliances to be fabricated in an FDA-approved lab of FDA design.

He works with several leading manufacturers to offer patients different models.

The appliances resemble a mouthguard, with the top and bottom pieces either snapping together or hinging together to stabilize the lower jaw so it doesn’t fall open and back, collapsing the airway. There are no machines, tubes or masks.

Dr. Stern offers an online survey on his website, SnoringandCPAPSolutions.com to assess people’s potential risk for sleep apnea.

Snoring and CPAP Solutions is located at 34500 Chardon Road, Suite #1, in Willoughby Hills. Oral appliances are usually covered by insurance as long as there is a written medical necessity letter from a primary physician. Call 440-833-6008 or visit SnoringandCPAPSolutions.com .