Can I Improve How I Sleep?

greenville sleep disordersIf you have trouble sleeping or staying asleep, the disease could be linked to a number of factors, including factors that lead to chronic snoring or even obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In today’s blog, your Greenville, TX, dentist will have a few tips for resting better, and list a few symptoms that you may need to talk to our team about to avoid OSA-related complications.

Tips for Preventing Sleep Issues

What can be done to reduce your risk of developing a disorder? To start, let’s look at common factors. While some factors are natural-occurring, others could be prevented, such as obesity, excessive alcohol consultation, and sleeping on your back. You can also alter your habits before going to bed. The two hours before sleep are crucial, and activities like vigorous exercise, or consuming alcohol or caffeine, could prevent you from falling asleep and staying asleep. Make sure your bedroom is a place of rest, separate from your work life and other distractions!

Better Habits

Try to maintain a regular schedule, which mean going to bed and waking up at around the same times every day, even weeks and holidays if possible. Your essentially train your body to fall asleep easier. Make sure your bedroom is a great resting environment. Keep your bedroom dark, cool, and free of screens. Did you know that looking at your smartphone before bed isn’t helpful? For many, the brain interprets the blue light the device emits as sunlight, keeping you awake. Try to lay down on your side too.

Signs of a Potential Disorder

While these steps could help, what if you have OSA or snoring and need treatment? Let us know if you ever wake up suddenly gasping or air or struggling to breathe, snore regularly, or feel tired and moody during the day. Persistent issues like these could mean you sleep cycle is being interrupted by OSA, and could mean long-term health complications unless addressed. For example, you could be more likely to feel exhausted, develop depression, or have a strained immune system. Others could have strains on their cardiovascular system, which cause high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. If you have any questions about these symptoms, then contact our team today. With a sleep assessment and a home sleep test, we can perform an accurate and precise diagnosis, and offer treatment with a custom-made oral appliance!

Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville Offers Solutions for Poor Sleep

At Smith Family Dentistry, we have advanced diagnostic technology and quality treatment to help you feel more alert during the day. Instead of relying on the CPAP machine for treatment, we could create custom-made and comfortably oral appliance that is worn as you rest. To learn more about obtaining the rest you need, then talk to Dental Sleep Solutions of Greenville by contacting our office at 903-455-0516.