I was diagnosed with sleep apnea after suffering from fatique, chronic pain and poor mental acuity for a number of years. I used a CPAP for 4 years and did experience reduction in my fatigue and an improved mental state. However, what I also experienced with the CPAP was a consistent annoyance with my sleep when adjusting the mask and tubes etc. Furthermore, I felt old, sick and on life support when wearing the mask and I was both embarrassed by the machine and ashamed of my need to use it to sleep. I have utilized the Somnodent device for 12 months and feel the same level of improved sleeping and immensely less disturbed and cumbersome rest. I feel re-energized about sleeping, functioning during the day, and life.