Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders
Dr. Robin Steely, DDS specializes in sleep disorders and treats patients at The Open Airway & Breath Institute located in his Battle Creek office. Dr. Robin Steely, DDS focuses on overall wellness and well-being in order to find the root cause of your symptoms rather than just treating the symptoms themselves. The symptoms of Airway Centered Disorder are generally more prominent during sleep. Comprehensive studies and documentation have presented the countless side effects of breathing difficulties during sleep, characterized by sleep-disordered breathing. Sleep disorder symptoms can produce both physical and mental symptoms, often creating debilitating side effects that can impact our daily tasks. Here are some of the common symptoms associated with sleep disorders:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Increased movement during sleep
  • Irregular breathing during sleep
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Irregular sleep-wake cycle
  • Falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • Feeling an uncomfortable urge to move during sleep

We Treat Sleep Disorders in Children with the HealthStart System®
Dr. Robin Steely and the team at the Open Airway & Breath Institute in Battle Creek, MI are proud to offer the HealthyStart® Program to children, which is designed to use natural and non-surgical mechanisms to restructure your child’s airway, promote correct development of the dental arches, and reverse the symptoms experienced by Sleep Breathing Disorders.

The HealthyStart® System is an oral appliance therapy that promotes natural growth and development, which addresses the root causes of SDB. Research has shown that SDB-induced oxygen deprivation is a major contributing factor to several childhood health disorders.

The HealthyStart® System has been specifically designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while straightening your child’s teeth. As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear. When kids can breathe properly, they can begin to learn, grow, and blossom into their true genetic potential…just as nature intended.

Many kids with sleep disorders are being “treated” with powerful drugs without evaluating a possible root cause. Dr. Robin Steely and the team at The Open Airway & Breath Institute can evaluate your child at our Battle Creek office and indicate if there is a breathing and sleeping issue.

HealthyStart® not only addresses the root cause of Sleep Disorder Breathing it simultaneously straightens your child’s teeth without braces. Best of all, when treatment begins early, the perfect smiles that the HealthyStart® Appliance System creates are less likely to relapse!

A Few Examples of Before and After


Before & After


Before & After

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Before & After

Early Treatment is Critical
An estimated nine out of ten children suffer from one or more symptoms related to Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). – JAOS, Bergersen / Stevens

These children experience a wide range of debilitating Sleep Disorder Breathing related health disorders.

Schedule a Consultation Today
Dr. Robin Steely, DDS and our team would love to discuss our sleep disorders services with you. Please contact us or call 269-968-8151 to schedule your consultation today! We proudly serve patients throughout Battle Creek, Bedford Charter Township, Kalamazoo, Portage, Marshall, Richland, Holland, Grand Rapids, Hastings, Charlotte, Springfield, and Coldwater.