What’s Interrupting Your Beauty Sleep?
According to medical professionals, the average adult needs at least seven hours of sleep each night. If you’re like most people, who live a fast-paced lifestyle, you’re lucky to get six!
When sleep becomes a rare commodity, it’s important that the sleep you do get, be high quality rest. If the person who looks back at you from the mirror, each morning, looks more like a cast member from Walking Dead, then you might need a little help from your dentist.
Is That A Train?
If you don’t live near the tracks, perhaps the loud noise that’s interrupting your sleep is your own snoring. Waking up groggy or gasping in your sleep, can be signs of sleep apnea. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, your snoring can be easily treated with a special oral device. This customized appliance gently positions your jaw in such a way that it prevents your throat from being blocked off – and ultimately prevents you from snoring. If you’re ready for quiet slumber, ask your dentist if a sleep apnea device is right for you.
Do you wake up at night, to the sound of grinding or to jaw muscles that are clinched, tightly? Do you wake each morning with sensitive teeth, achy jaw muscles or a headache? You call it pain, but your dentist calls it bruxism. Clenching and grinding your teeth as you sleep not only disturbs your rest, but it can have long-term effects on the health of your teeth. Stress, anxiety, stimulants and even a bite that’s “off” can all cause bruxism. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution. Your dentist offers several treatments, including a customized night guard, to protect your teeth and prevent teeth grinding.
If you’re not getting a good night’s rest, call the SEDA team to schedule an appointment – and then rest easy!