Your Livonia dentist, Dr. James Stewart, strives to provide quality dental care for the entire family. Employing the latest technology, Dr. Stewart helps our patients maintain a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. In today’s blog, Dr. Stewart discusses how our innovative dental procedures… Read more »
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Do you suffer from chronic snoring? Do you feel tired throughout the day? You may be experiencing symptoms of a serious sleep disorder that affects over 12 million Americans. In today’s blog, your Livonia dentist, Dr. James Stewart, discusses the causes of sleep apnea and how to treat this common sleep issue.
Do you suffer from chronic snoring? Do you wake feeling exhausted and frequently experience daytime drowsiness? These may be signs of a serious sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. Over 12 million Americans have trouble sleeping due to sleep apnea. While snoring is common… Read more »
In the United States, over 12 million adults exhibit symptoms of sleep apnea. Patients with sleep apnea are deprived of necessary rest and have an increased risk of medical conditions such as high blood pressure, depression, and stroke. For many, the only treatment option… Read more »
According to WrongDiagnosis.com, there are 12 million Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). That’s one in 22 or nearly 4.5% of the population. The startling statistic is the undiagnosed cases, though. About 10 million Americans don’t know that they have obstructive sleep apnea. They live with the symptoms and problems from OSA, yet they never seek treatment because they don’t realize the problem or they think that what they’re experiencing is normal.
Some people nap with their eyes open The longest a person has stayed awake is 18 days, 21 hours, 40 minutes A new baby in the house causes parents to lose 400-750 hours of sleep in one year Elephants lie down for REM sleep, but spend the other four cycles standing up Some animals have… Read more »
Whether or not you are diagnosed with a sleep disorder like sleep apnea, you can improve your ability to fall asleep with a few simple lifestyle changes. Many reputable sources, including the Mayo Clinic, recommend similar tips: Do not drink caffeine in the evening (coffee, sodas, tea, chocolate, etc.) Avoid nicotine and alcohol before bed… Read more »
Sleep is not when the body goes dormant. On the contrary, sleep is an important part of life in which the brain is very active. Research shows that sleep may be when neurons repair themselves, and we know that certain growth hormones are released during sleep. The nervous and immune systems seem to be significantly… Read more »