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5 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Sleep Apnea Surgery

There is a reported increase in adults seeking surgery to cure sleep apnea. The most common surgery used for this is uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).The surgery removes tissue in the throat to expand the airway, reducing the risk of airway collapse. Typically, the surgery removes all or part of the tonsils, adenoids, and [...]

Explaining Why CPAP Doesn’t Treat Metabolic Effects of Sleep Apnea

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is considered the frontline, gold standard treatment for sleep apnea. In fact, for many doctors, it’s the only treatment. However, some doctors are noting that CPAP fails to treat some of the serious consequences of sleep apnea, leaving patients with ongoing health problems. Doctors are now [...]

8 Effects of Sleep Deprivation

When you’re not getting enough sleep, you might just supplement the lack of energy with extra caffeine throughout the day. However, when sleep deprivation becomes a regular occurrence in your life, it can cause serious effects on your health and quality of life. Whether you keep staying up late binge-watching TV, or you suffer [...]

How CPAP Can Affect Your Lifestyle

At Michigan Center for TMJ & Sleep Wellness, we want to help our patients achieve the best health possible. As part of this mission, we’re here to provide all the pros and cons of every treatment available. When it comes to treating sleep apnea, CPAP has always been considered the gold standard

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