At Premier Sleep Solutions, we understand that snoring and sleep apnea are more than just a nuisance. From lack of sleep, to high blood pressure, to relationship problems, these issues can have serious physical and psychological effects on those around them. We can help. As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for the past seven years, Dr. Shad Morris has treated sufferers of sleep apnea, CPAP intolerance, and snoring. Overwhelmingly, what he saw in his patients was a shared sense of frustration. ? The beginnings of Premier Sleep Solutions started when Dr. Shad L. Morris began observing the toll that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was taking on the oral health of his patients. In particular a friend and dental patient whom he treated suddenly passed away in his sleep from obstructive sleep Apnea one night due to not wearing his CPAP. Dr. Morris decided he wanted to help save lives through treating OSA. In taking many continuing education courses on OSA, along with the trained staff, Premier Sleep Solutions is now saving lives daily. His involvement in sleep medicine turned from primarily screening for sleep apnea to now having very close relationships with sleep physicians and allied health professionals in the community in treating this disease. Premier Sleep Solutions is excited with the direction that sleep medicine is taking and we feel that we are positively contributing to the awareness and treatment of this under diagnosed disorder. Through good communication with our patients and with our multidisciplinary team of allied health professionals and physicians, we look to have great success in helping to manage this serious disease. -Dr. Shad L. Morris. Oral appliance Therapy: An appliance is placed in the mouth and is worn much like an orthodontic appliance or sports mouth protector. Worn during sleep to prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat,oral appliances promote adequate air intake and help to provide normal sleep in people who snore and have sleep apnea. Oral appliances can be used as the first-line treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea,or severe obstructive sleep apnea that cannot tolerate their prescribed CPAP. They can also be used in conjunction with other therapies such as CPAP and positional sleep therapy. Determination of proper therapy can only be made by joint consultation of your sleep physician and a qualified sleep medicine dentist.