Sleep Apnea

At Mid-Michigan Dental Sleep Center our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person – with a special focus on how Oral Appliance Therapy can improve your sleep and breathing.  We provide individualized care and will help you find a sleep solution that will be comfortable and improve your health and well-being.  We will take extra time to evaluate your unique sleep challenges and help you understand your treatment options.

We also understand that choosing a Lansing sleep dentist is an important decision. After all, your sleep is integral to your overall health and getting a good night’s sleep regularly can change your life!  From the moment you walk in the door, you’ll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease. Mid-Michigan Dental Sleep Center offers a full range of dental treatments, and we utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best care.  If you have an established relationship with a general dentist we can work with them directly to make sure your oral appliance will work with your unique dental needs.

To learn more about your Oral Appliance Therapy options, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at Mid-Michigan Dental Sleep Center. We’re your neighbors and we’re here to help you get the great night’s sleep you deserve!

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly starts and stops during sleep. It occurs when the throat muscles intermittently relax and block the upper airway during sleep. Some symptoms of Sleep Apnea are snoring, daytime sleepiness, headaches, irritability, anxiety, depression, memory loss, gastric reflux, and high blood pressure.

Patients with sleep apnea can stop breathing up to hundreds of times per evening, for time periods ranging from 5 seconds to over a minute in length. While breathing is stopped, and oxygen is restricted to the heart and brain, the increased heart rate and stimulation causes the body to momentarily wake. This disruption in sleep pattern is what causes excessive daytime drowsiness and exhaustion in patients.

If left untreated, the constant strain placed on the heart and brain,
coupled with poor sleep quality and duration can result in serious and
dangerous complications to your overall health, including heart disease, stroke, mood disorders, and accidents related to daytime drowsiness.