When I was diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea, the first recommendation for treatment was to use a CPAP machine and I could not adjust to using it. I was recommended to Dr. Levin by my regular dentist to try a dental device. He immediately made me feel at ease by addressing all of my questions and assessed if I was a good candidate. You can tell he genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients by the time he took with our initial consultation. Prior to wearing the device, I had never slept through an entire night that I can remember. I typically would wake up multiple times an hour and toss/turn. From the first night of wearing it, I went to bed and woke up the next morning. I usually have to will myself out of bed because nights would actually exhaust me more from not sleeping well. I wake up feeling clear headed and already have more energy throughout the day. I am grateful to Dr. Levin, Kate and staff for their kindness, understanding and making a scary diagnosis manageable. Highly recommended to anyone trying to explore alternative options to CPAP!
Prior to visiting with Dr Levin, I had spent several months very scared, believing I was losing my mind. Having trouble concentrating would be an understatement and I further, couldn’t recall short term memories and found myself making mistakes while working.
Dr Levin analyzed an at home sleep study which was conducted on me. During our meeting he was not only thorough, but reassured me that I was not losing permanent brain function (my primary concern). He explained that the data from the study showed I had many occurrences of apnea while I slept, specifically on my back. He took his time answering all of my questions and listened patiently as I described all of my observations.
He introduced me to an oral appliance that he personally uses to control his own sleep apnea. He took measurements and a few weeks later the manufacturer provided Dr Levin with my own custom sleep apnea oral appliance.
THIS IS A LIFE CHANGING DEVICE. I not only think clearly, but do not remember the last time my brain functioned this well. Concentration is no longer an issue and I can eliminate caffeine all together. I even recall dreams again, something that’s been missing from my life for years.
The care of Dr Levin, his Tech, Chris, and Office Manager, Kate, is exceptional. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, have a sleep study conducted and visit Dr Levin afterwards. A comfortable oral appliance changed my life. You may not need a cumbersome CPAP device to change yours.
– Matt L.
It is not often that I find a service or product that is life changing. And I don’t normally take the time to review things. I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea years ago. I blew it off, but after a few years I realized it was affecting my everyday life…I was always tired and I woke up many times during the night. I tried a CPAP machine and just couldn’t get used to it. I finally resorted to SURGERY…having my tonsils out and shaving off my uvula and shrinking my soft palate. Pretty extreme and I still snored. I was keeping my poor husband awake…I finally asked him to sleep in the guest room. Out of frustration I researched “alternatives to CPAP” and found Dr. Levin. I was skeptical that his alternative would work for me. Three visits later, I had my appliance and literally after the first night of wearing it, I felt like a new person! I have a marked amount of energy I haven’t had in years, I breathe easier at night, I sleep through without waking and my husband is back where he belongs. I’m so grateful to Dr. Levin and his staff! They are really great to deal with…professional, honest, and tremendously helpful. Best part was that my insurance covered the entire cost. I had to fight them on it (and Dr. Levin helped!) but it was so worth it. The only downside (minor) is that it does change your bite. Dr. Levin gives you a device to help with that as well…small price to pay for the benefits it creates. So happy!