What resolutions have you made for 2021? With New Year’s Eve just a few days away, you still have time to add a new resolution: Sleep better! With a few positive changes to your routine, and custom treatment from your Greenville, TX, dentist, you can enjoy a better night’s rest in 2021!
Maintain a Good Schedule
Did you know a good schedule for going to bed and waking up, one you keep up with on weekends and holidays too, can help you fall asleep faster and enjoy a better night of rest? Make a point to improve your routine in 2021, choosing a time that ensures you receive at least six to eight hours per night, laying down and getting up at the same times each night.
Watch Your Pre-Bedtime Habits
Your activities in the two to four hours before bed can have a major impact on how well you rest. For example, vigorous exercise, large meals, caffeinated products, and excessive alcohol consumption right before bed could increase the likelihood of having trouble falling asleep, or waking up in the night. Even alcohol, which may make you feel sleepy, could mean an interrupted night. We also suggest taking time to ensure your bedroom is a perfect resting environment. Keep your room dark and cool. Don’t look at your smartphone screen in bed, as the blue light the device emits could convince your brain the sun is up. In fact, we suggest going screen-free in the bedroom, and that includes TV, computers, and of course, smartphones.
Don’t Ignore Signs of Trouble
You should also let us know when you encounter issues that could mean poor rest, such as chronic snoring, headaches and migraines, dry mouth, daytime exhaustion, moodiness, and waking suddenly in the night choking or struggling to breathe. These could all be warning signs of sleep apnea, a disorder in which you stop breathing in the night and have trouble gaining the uninterrupted rest needed to feel alert and happy during the day. Remember, we can diagnose you with a sleep assessment and a home sleep test. To keep airways open and ensure you rest well without interruption or snoring, we can also create an oral appliance. The device will fit comfortably, and provide a more preferable alternative to the loud and cumbersome CPAP machine. If you have any questions about issues like snoring or sleep apnea, then contact our team today. We would love to help enjoy an improved quality of life 2021!
Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville Wants to Improve Sleep Health
At Smith Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of addressing serious oral health concerns. To learn more about enjoying a better night, then talk to Dental Sleep Solutions of Greenville by contacting our office at 903-455-0516.