Sleep Apnea and Snore Guards in Grand Rapids

Sleep Apnea and Snore Guards in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, East Grand Rapids, MI

Are you tired of snoring? Do you keep your spouse awake at night? Do you sleep in separate bedrooms? Are you tired of sleepiness during the day? Would you like to change these situations? Did you know that Dr. Zwier, as your East Grand Rapids Dentist, could help your marriage and your overall health, as well as your dental health? The obvious problems of snoring may also arise from  a common sleep disorder called sleep apnea.

Do you have sleep apnea? Take our free survey below and send it to us to find out!

Print-Ready Sleep Apnea Survey: ESS & GASP Form (Sleep Apnea Test)

Digital Interactive Sleep Apnea Survey: Interactive ESS & GASP Form (Sleep Apnea Test)

How do I fix Sleep Apnea in East Grand Rapids?

Sleep apnea is characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. Many in the East Grand Rapids area suffer from sleep apnea. The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea. It is caused by a blockage of the airway, usually when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep (see diagram below). It forces victims of sleep apnea to stop breathing repeatedly during sleep, as frequently as 100 times. It causes a decrease in the oxygen level in the bloodstream. Sleep apnea affects more than 12 million Americans, according to the National Institute of Health.

Are males more effected by Sleep Apnea than women?

Although the typical patients are overweight, male, and over the age of 40, sleep apnea affects both males and females of all ages and of ideal weight. In East Grand Rapids, both genders seek help for their sleep apnea disorders. Smoking and alcohol use increase the risk of sleep apnea. Because of the lack of awareness by the public and healthcare professionals, the vast majority remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences. Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes.

Call us today for your appointment!

Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated. This is where Dr. Zwier can help. He makes a snoring appliance for you to wear at night, which positions your jaws to keep your airway open while you sleep. Call Dr. Zwier’s East Grand Rapids office at 616-682-7271 to schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help you by making a snore guard appliance, which will eliminate or reduce your sleep apnea.

Do you have sleep apnea? Take our free survey below and send it to us to find out!

Print-Ready Sleep Apnea Survey: ESS & GASP Form (Sleep Apnea Test)

Digital Interactive Sleep Apnea Survey: Interactive ESS & GASP Form (Sleep Apnea Test)