The Importance of Sleep (and How to Improve Yours)
One way our Mason office helps patients improve their general health while improving their oral health is through sleep apnea treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep a public health epidemic. Lack of sleep raises your risk of heart attack and stroke, impairs your decision-making ability and may contribute to Alzheimer’s and obesity.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get between seven to nine hours of undisturbed sleep per day, and children should get anywhere from between eight and fourteen hours per day, depending on their age.
It’s not just the quantity of sleep that matters, it’s the quality. If you snore, or suffer from sleep apnea, a condition characterized by repeated lapses in breathing during slumber, you aren’t getting what you need. In order for sleep to be truly restorative, it must be deep and undisturbed.
As members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), our experienced sleep dentists can offer treatments and oral appliances to help you reap the full benefits of your nightly slumber. However, there are things you can start doing now at home to improve your sleep:
- Stick to a sleep schedule.
- Don’t eat after 7:00 p.m.
- Avoid caffeine, sweets and alcohol in the evening.
- Don’t smoke.
- Keep your bedroom cool, dark and quiet.
- Keep tech out of your bedroom: TV, computers, smart phones, etc.
If you suffer from sleep issues in the Mason area and would like to know if sleep apnea treatment can help, contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry today by calling (513) 234-5531or completing the form on this page to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, as well as residents of Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.