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Sleep Apnea - Lansing, MI

Healthy, Restful Sleep Is in Your Future

Stop Snoring, Start Enjoying Life More

When you sleep, your body gets the chance to recharge and recover from stress. If you don’t get quality sleep, you’ll not only miss out on those benefits, you’ll have less energy and ability to focus during the day. Sleep apnea isn’t just snoring, it’s a potentially serious condition that indicates that the soft tissues inside your mouth are blocking your airway, causing you to stop breathing multiple times every night. An estimated 22 million Americans have sleep apnea. If you’re one of them, see Dr. Kenneth Ackley for safe, comfortable, and effective sleep apnea treatment in Lansing, MI.

Dr. Ackley is a qualified sleep dentist who has met the standards of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine® through continuing education in dental sleep medicine. This includes airway management training—the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of airway and sleep disorder-related breathing problems—from the acclaimed Dawson Academy. An obstructed airway can affect the joints of the face and mouth and lead to tooth misalignment. With his expertise and oral appliance therapy, Dr. Ackley can help you avoid the many pitfalls of sleep apnea, some of which are very serious health problems:

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Possible Pitfalls of Sleep Apnea

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Sleep Apnea Treatment with an Oral Appliance

If you’re diagnosed with sleep apnea, you may benefit from oral appliance therapy in Lansing, MI. Dr. Ackley can provide customized mouthguards, which are similar to mouthguards that you might use during sports activities to prevent yourself from clenching your jaws. This type of sleep apnea treatment requires creating impressions of your teeth to ensure that your mouthguard will fit comfortably yet firmly.

Once your customized mouthguard is ready, you’ll start wearing it to bed every night. The mouthguard holds your lower jaw slightly forward, stopping soft tissues from obstructing your airway and preventing snoring. You may begin enjoying the benefits of sleep apnea treatment right away—more energetic days and quieter, more restful nights.

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