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Sleep Apnea Detroit

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is the most severe form of sleep-disordered breathing. If you have it, your breathing may stop hundreds of times a night, forcing your brain to awaken partly to restore breathing. You are likely unaware that you’re waking up, or if you are aware, you may attribute it to the need to urinate or nightmares. Left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to cognitive difficulties, heart problems, and metabolic disorders. Fortunately, many successful treatments are available.

To learn more about sleep apnea treatment in Detroit, please call (248) 480-0085 or schedule an appointment online.

Sleep Apnea Treatment that Works: Dr. Jeffrey Haddad’s SLEEP APNEA PRECISION APPROACH™

Do you suffer from constant fatigue, loud snoring, or wake up feeling unrested? You may have sleep apnea. Dr. Jeffrey Haddad pioneered the SLEEP APNEA PRECISION APPROACH™. It’s a life-changing treatment for those who suffer from sleep apnea. His proprietary sleep apnea treatment technique has helped thousands of people over the span of 20 years and it can help you too. Using his time-perfected SLEEP PRECISION APPROACH™, he’ll find the principal cause of your sleep apnea and treat it by evaluating your airway, breathing patterns, and improve your overall sleep quality.

Call Dr. Jeffrey Haddad at (248) 480-0085 or make an appointment online to get your life back on track.

3 Types of Sleep Apnea

There are three types of sleep apnea; obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea. In all types, you’ll stop breathing for periods of time while asleep before your brain panics and awakens you to resume breathing. But your breathing stops for different reasons and will require different treatments.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This is by far the most common type of sleep apnea. It occurs when a blockage in your airway doesn’t allow oxygen to pass. The obstruction is usually caused by

  • Relaxed soft tissues in your airway, such as your tongue and soft palate.
  • Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
  • Nasal blockages.

80% of sleep apnea goes undiagnosed and untreated, leading to other problems.

It’s estimated that 10 to 15% and 15 to 30% of women and men have obstructive sleep apnea, respectively, in North America.

That means that almost 100,000 men and 53,000 women in Detroit are likely to have obstructive sleep apnea. People with obstructive sleep apnea in Detroit have more treatment options than the following types of sleep apnea.

Central Sleep Apnea

Central sleep apnea is when your brain fails to tell your lungs to breathe. Rather than a blockage problem, central sleep apnea is a neurological issue. This type of sleep apnea is much less common than obstructive sleep apnea, with less than 1% of the general population diagnosed. The only treatment for central sleep apnea is a CPAP machine.

Complex Sleep Apnea

Complex sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. This usually happens when someone with obstructive sleep apnea becomes dependent on a CPAP machine. This type of sleep apnea is even less common. The only treatment for complex sleep apnea is a CPAP machine.

man sleeping peacefully without sleep apnea in Detroit

Affects Your Brain and Body

You might be tempted to think, “Oh, I just didn’t get enough sleep last night,” when you first start experiencing sleep apnea symptoms. But as time goes on, the lack of and fragmented ‘sleep’ you get each night will become unbearable during the day. Your quality of life will diminish, and you could start to experience negative emotional symptoms.

Fragmented sleep affects your brain and body in ways you likely haven’t thought about. During sleep, your body and brain perform essential functions to get you ready to perform at an optimal level the next day.

Your brain stores memories, categorizes information, and rids itself of toxic chemicals that build up from brain function throughout the day. Without enough time in each stage of sleep, your brain can’t perform these functions, and you’ll start to experience mood disturbances, memory fogginess, difficulty concentrating, and more costly effects such as early-onset dementia.

Your body has important functions too. While you sleep, it works to repair cells and restore your energy by releasing hormones and proteins. Without this, you’ll wake up tired and void of energy.


Sleep apnea can be hard to diagnose because it occurs while asleep. However, during the day, you may notice several sleep apnea symptoms, such as:

  • Sleepiness: People with sleep apnea experience extreme daytime sleepiness. Think of daytime sleepiness as falling asleep at work, consistently in the middle of the day, or while operating machinery or a vehicle.
  • Waking up short of breath: Ask yourself; “do I wake up in the middle of sleep gasping for air or short of breath?”
  • Morning headaches: Sleep apnea headaches are usually brief, lasting only 30 minutes to an hour. A study showed that 29% of participants had morning headaches linked to sleep apnea.
  • Dry mouth on waking: People with obstructive sleep apnea can wake up with a dry mouth because they breathe with their mouth open while sleeping. Do you wake up in the night with a dry mouth?
  • Tendency to fall asleep during work or while driving: Falling asleep at the wheel is dangerous! This is a symptom of daytime sleepiness caused by sleep apnea.
  • Waking up unrested: It’s common for people to feel their alarm goes off too early, but do you have a hard time waking after you’ve gotten out of bed? The feeling of being unrested lingers throughout the day for those with sleep apnea.
  • Moodiness or irritability: Are you moody and irritable every day and can’t figure out why? The lack of sleep can interfere with your brain function and cause emotional distress.
  • Sadness: Sadness is another common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea in Detroit and nationwide.
  • Memory problems: Your brain stores memories during sleep; when you aren’t asleep long enough, you’ll experience memory issues.
  • Concentration difficulties: Do you have difficulty concentrating on simple tasks? This could be a sign that you are only getting fragmented sleep.
  • Weight gain or inability to lose weight: It’s hard to lose weight when you’re too tired to work out or focus on healthy eating. Many people with sleep apnea end up gaining weight.

Sleep Apnea and TMJ Link

About half of obstructive sleep apnea sufferers have TMJ, and all are prone to developing TMJ. At the Michigan Center for TMJ & Sleep Wellness, our interdisciplinary training and thorough approach ensure that every patient under our care receives therapeutic treatments that promote your whole body’s health.

Find Sleep Apnea Symptom Relief in Detroit

While reading this, did you find yourself counting your sleep apnea symptoms? If so, call (248) 480-0085 or make an appointment online. Dr. Jeffrey Haddad is a neuromuscular dentist who can help you get better sleep and relieve your symptoms while promoting whole health.

Patient Testimonials

Jennifer Reeser
5 star review of sleep apnea treatment

I originally came to Dr. Haddad’s practice as I was diagnosed with Severe Sleep Apnea and had been prescribed a CPAP. After months of trying to wear it, I was having a hard time tolerating it and started looking for other options. My Primary Care Doctor referred me to Dr. Haddad for an evaluation. It was there I was fitted for an Oral Sleep Appliance using some very advanced computer technology. I didn’t notice any major changes immediately; however, I knew to expect that as I was told by the team that inflammation takes time to go down in the first month or so.

The team followed up with me a few months later to see how I was doing in the Sleep appliance; at that time, I was feeling amazing (aside from some unrelated neck tension). They informed me we would do another sleep study to see how the sleep appliance was effectively treating my Severe Sleep Apnea. The results showed my numbers had gone down from stage III to a stage II (severe to moderate) The sleep appliance comes with advancement trays, so I was told to move into the next set. A few months later we did another sleep study and showed substantial changes in my numbers! According to the titration study I was now a stage ! (Mild) Sleep Apnea patient.

My numbers went from a 77 AHI to a 6.5 AHI. I feel much better and well rested even with less hours of sleep! I’m so happy that I found the Michigan Center for TMJ and Sleep wellness. Their team is very knowledgeable and friendly, and I highly recommend them for anyone looking for alternative options to treat their sleep apnea.

Kelly Wale Bellore
5 star review of sleep apnea treatment

My husband was suffering with sleep apnea and it was scary listening to him stop breathing at night. The sleep appliance that Jeff and his team made eliminated his sleep apnea and help both of us sleep well! Our insurance covered a good portion of the appliance and the office staff is so friendly and professional! I highly recommend Jeff and his team to anyone who is suffering like my husband was!

Douglas Bayne Jr
5 star review of sleep apnea treatment

Can’t say enough about Dr Haddad and the team. I suffer from severe sleep apnea and my snoring was not good for my home life. I tried the cpap machine and couldn’t do it . I’m a stomach sleeper and it just is not comfortable. The sleep appliance I received was just what I needed. Immediately stopped snoring the first night. Slept through the night without multiple wake ups. I feel energized in the morning and I can take the appliance with me everywhere. Thanks again to Dr Haddad, Christine and the whole team ! Changed my life

Jill Johnson
5 star review of sleep apnea treatment

The night appliance has changed my life! I now am able to sleep minimally 7 hours, uninterrupted. No pain, no clenching. What a game changer – this appliance is worth gold!!!!

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