Dental sleep medicine is an area of dental practice that focuses on the use of oral appliance therapy to treat sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).


My sleep airway journey with Dr. Lawson Myers began when she became my mentor in dental school in 2017. I suffered from poor sleep quality with feeling tired ALL the time, morning irritability and severe headaches which happened on a weekly basis and would interfere with work and social life.

First, we started by seeing an ENT to first treat my upper airway issues and did septoplasty and turbinoplasty in 2019. Although this significantly improved my breathing and sleep I still was heaving and struggling to breathe in my sleep as my husband described it. I still slept in awkward positions and did not feel fully rested after many hours of sleep. My headaches also were becoming unresponsive to Naproxen despite increasing dosing and had to start taking Zerodol-P which also started to become not as effective. I had been living in pain one to two days a week.

In April 2021, I received my EMA appliance and instantly felt relief. As I progressed through the bands I started to feel more and more rested, I needed less naps, I felt less irritable, I no longer slept in awkward positions and my husband said I no longer snored or looked like I was struggling to breathe in my sleep. My headaches slowly became less frequent and less severe.

Finally, as of January 2022, I maybe suffer from a headache once every month to two months. Treating my airway with Dr. Lawson-Myers has been the most rewarding to my health than anything I have ever done before with any doctor and has visibly improved my quality of life.