In a ground-breaking study, researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have found that individuals who average less than six hours of sleep a night are 50% more like to increase their risk of colorectal adenomas than those individuals who get at least seven hours of sleep a night. Adenomas are precursors to cancer tumors, and if left untreated, they turn malignant.
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In a 2006 report, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published, “…the baby boomer generation will be the first where the majority will maintain their natural teeth over their entire lifetime.’ “Over the past 10 years, the number of adults missing all their natural teeth has declined from 31 percent to 25 percent for… Read more »
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.
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.”
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 »
Many people think that snoring is just an annoying habit. Studies show, however, that snoring can indicate sleep apnea, a condition linked to cardiovascular disease. Fact: Men who snore face a 60% (or greater) risk of heart attack. Women who snore are at 50% increased risk for heart attack. Fact: When treated for sleep apnea,… Read more »
If you don’t sleep well, quality of life suffers. That’s just a fact. Studies show a startling link between overall health, state of mind, and quality of sleep. Health Ambition published an article this week that shares some of the negative results poor sleep. A sleep disorder or not getting enough sleep increases the risk… Read more »
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 »
In addition to making you feel bad, obstructive sleep apnea contributes to increased risk for heart attack. To take care of your health and your quality of life, give me a call. My Livonia dental office is conveniently located for patients near Farmington, and I care for people of all ages. Schedule your sleep consultation today by calling my office at 734.425.4400. A good night’s sleep is just another reason to make you smile.