A New Year’s Resolution to Sleep Better

Happy New Year! I hope your 2011 is already shaping up to be a year filled with health, happiness, and good fortune.

The beginning of a new year signifies a new beginning and a chance to be better than the year before. This is why people set new year’s resolutions. But most people don’t stick to them for more than a few weeks after January. Whatever your hierarchy of goals includes, your health and comfort should always be a #1 concern, especially if you snore.

I am Dr. James Stewart, and I am here to tell you that you can start off the new year getting the good night’s sleep that you (and your spouse) have been missing because of your snoring. The truth is, your snoring habit may be much more serious than you thought.

You may have sleep apnea, a medical sleep disorder often accompanied by snoring. I treat obstructive sleep apnea, which occurs when soft tissues in the throat or mouth block free airflow while a person sleeps. The body cannot take in sufficient oxygen when this happens, and breathing stops for 10 seconds or longer until the brain wakes the body to re-initiate normal breathing. The cycle can happen multiple times during a sleep session and interrupts the deep REM sleep required to refuel the body.

If you suffer from sleepless nights and foggy days, it’s time to do yourself a favor and make a change. I help patients overcome sleep apnea and snoring for improved quality of life and overall health. I will work closely with you to determine the best treatment method for your needs.

Start off the new year by giving yourself the best night of sleep you have had in a long time. For more information about sleep apnea, or to schedule a consultation, please email or call my office at (734) 425-4400.