Do you snore or have sleep apnea but don’t want a CPAP machine? I’m Dr. Vandervelden and I used to snore. Then a few years ago I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and was put on CPAP, but I really didn’t like it. Then I learned about custom oral appliance therapy. A custom oral appliance is like a retainer you wear in your mouth while you sleep. It works by positioning your jaw forward and opening your airway. I was skeptical at first, but I tried it myself and to my surprise it was comfortable, and worked so well that I don’t snore or need my CPAP any more. So now I’m helping others. I have been trained and certified by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine to provide custom oral appliance therapy to treat sleep apnea and snoring. If you or someone you know snores or has sleep apnea and would like an alternative to CPAP call my practice, West Michigan CPAP Alternatives, to schedule a free consultation with me.
If your spouse or partner has threatened to banish you to the couch because of your loud snoring, a serious health condition known as sleep apnea could be at fault. Not only can this condition interfere with your relationships, it can also have negative effects on your health.
It can be frustrating to wake up and still feel exhausted even after you’ve gotten eight hours of shut eye. If you experience this phenomenon frequently, you may have sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night and disrupts your sleep.
Many patients who are diagnosed with sleep apnea are prescribed a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, which requires them to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while they are asleep. Fortunately, custom oral appliance therapy is a more comfortable option for many patients.
Experience breeds excellence, and at West Michigan CPAP Alternatives, we emphasize excellence in Sleep Solutions for sleep apnea patients.
Snoring affecting your relationship? Tired even after a full night's sleep? West Michigan CPAP Alternatives is patient-focused so you can be sleep focused.
We proudly serve patients in West Michigan.
“This is so much better than my CPAP.”
“I feel sharper, more refreshed, and my husband says I’m in a better mood.”
“I don’t wake up in middle of the night anymore.”
“My wife says I don’t snore anymore, we’re both sleeping better now.”
“I don’t need my CPAP anymore. This is so much more comfortable!”
“I have so much more energy!”