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 reinitiate normal breathing. This can happen multiple times during a sleep session and interrupts the deep REM sleep required to refuel the body.
The temperature here at our office in Livonia has dropped and snow is on the ground. Here at James Stewart, D.D.S., we know what that means. It is time for the holidays!
Everyone enjoys delicious holiday foods and sweets and treats that we get to enjoy every year around this time. Sitting down to the table with family and friends and enjoying a great meal together is something that everyone looks forward to. Unfortunately, your mouth might not agree.
Where has this year gone? The holidays are already ready upon us and that means it is time to officially ring in “the most wonderful time of the year.” Here at the James Stewart, DDS practice, we like to promote activity for the whole family in the Livonia and the surrounding areas.
The official tree lighting of Detroit will take place tonight (Friday, November 19). The event is hosted by the city of Detroit, the DTE Energy Foundation, Campus Martius Park, and the Detroit 300 Conservancy. Preferred seating tickets for this event will be on sale at Fountain Bistro until 1pm on Friday. Preferred seating will open at 4pm and remaining tickets will be sold at the entrance on Monroe. Preferred seats are $5 for children and $10 for adults. All proceeds support the events and activities at Campus Martins Park, also known as “Detroit’s gathering place.”
Veterans Day is a time to honor all of the men and women who have served our great country. Having our office located in Livonia, so close to Detroit, means that we get to participate all Detroit has to offer.
The Metropolitan Detroit Veterans Coalition invites all veterans’ organizations to march in the 5th Annual Metro Detroit Veterans Day Parade and Ceremonies. Veterans day is Thursday, November 11, but the parade will take place tomorrow, Saturday, November 6 and proceed south on Woodward Avenue to Hart Plaza.
My team and I love being located in Livonia, a suburb of Detroit, because there is also something new and fun going to on to tell our patients about.
This Saturday, October 30, the Nature Center of Oakwoods Metropark is hosting a Halloween history and fun day. Bundle up your kids and head on out to Oakwoods Metropark, located in Belleville, to learn about the history of Halloween and trick-or-treating, and other interesting fact and stories about the season.
Have you heard about Halloween Candy Buy Back? We started the annual event last year and had great success, so we’re pleased to host another buy back this year on November 1st and 2nd during regular office hours.
For a few months now, this blog has been dedicated to dental sleep medicine. We’re shifting gears a bit because I’m more than a sleep apnea doctor. I’m an established general dentist who provides state-of-the-art dental care for families from Livonia, Farmington, Farmington Hills, and surrounding communities. My team and I offer checkups and cleanings,… Read more »
I thought I’d tell you about some recent data regarding our veterans and sleep apnea. Experts aren’t exactly sure why, but about 20% of American war veterans suffer with sleep apnea. Some believe that the smoke and dust the vets inhaled in Afghanistan may be to blame. Problem is, sleep apnea causes daytime drowsiness, forgetfulness,… Read more »
Our knowledge in the field of dental sleep medicine is rapidly expanding as the need for oral appliance therapy greatly increases in our patients. I look forward to working with my medical colleagues and sharing with both them and our patients the latest that dentists can offer as part of our team approach to treating patients who have sleep related breathing disorders.
Are you concerned about your teen’s sleep habits? Teenagers should get about 9 hours of sleep a night. Drinking energy colas, sodas, and coffee—and even excessive cell phone use—can negatively affect sleep in teens. Other interesting sleep facts about kids and teens: Furthermore, teens who are “morning people” tend to get better grades. Teens who… Read more »