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Learn if Disrupted Circadian Rhythms Can Increase Preventable Diseases

October 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 9:17 pm
a man sleeping with his mouth open

Do you struggle with weight gain? What about diabetes or another type of preventable disease? While it is easy to blame it on a variety of other issues (i.e. lifestyle habits, diet, exercise, etc.), researchers have discovered it might be tied back to circadian rhythm disruption. When the body isn’t obtaining the right amount of sleep or is experiencing interrupted sleep, this can throw off the internal clock and lead to more and more individuals living with a wide array of common health problems. Read on to find out more about this unique discovery and how it can affect you.


Discover How Lack of Sleep Can Negatively Impact Your Gut Health

September 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 7:38 pm

It is truly amazing how sleep can impact your mind and body. When you have a restful night, you can wake up energized and ready for the day ahead, but when you suffer from a night of tossing and turning or an inability to get more than a few hours of decent rest, it can take its toll in more ways than one. In fact, a lack of sleep has effects on gut health and other areas of the body you may have never imagined. Take some time to read about the real impact sleep deprivation can cause and what you can do about it.


Waking Up Tired? Find Out How Interrupted Sleep Affects the Body

August 3, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 6:22 pm

It’s the morning of your big presentation, and you feel as if you slept a grand total of 30 minutes last night. The yawns keep coming, and you’re convinced there’s not enough coffee in the world that can get you through the day. Between the baby crying, dogs barking, and the battle between “Am I cold or hot,” it’s no wonder you’re exhausted. Interrupted sleep might not sound “harmful,” but it can negatively affect more than just your performance at work or school. Read on to learn just how impactful these constant disruptions can be to your overall health.


A Sleep Dentist in Powell Explains How Rest Can Fight Off an Infection

July 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 4:48 pm
a woman sleeping

When you go to the doctor for an illness, what is one of the first things they tell you to do? It is probably to go home and get some rest. There is a reason for this. Sleep does more than help you pass the time. In fact, it can help fight off an infection in your body, making it possible for you to get better, quicker. To find out how this is possible, let a sleep dentist in Powell explain the findings of a group of German researchers.


Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Are at a Greater Heart Health Risk

June 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 11:02 pm
woman resting in bed; white sheets

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common threat for middle- to older-age men and women alike — but for women, having this condition can mean being at a greater risk of suffering heart health problems compared to their male counterparts. Keep reading to find out more about why and where you can find treatment for obstructive sleep apnea in Powell.


How Poor Sleep Quality and Quantity Affect Your Heart

April 16, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 6:15 pm
sleeping with heart pillow

Experts recommend that adults get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night. Granted, life is busy, and sometimes you may not be able to get all the shuteye you deserve. But what if a sleep disorder, stress, or other problems routinely cause you to get less than six hours of sleep per night? What if you sleep for a long time but your sleep quality is poor? Recent research indicates that you may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.


Crave Junk Food? How Your Sleep Hygiene Could Be to Blame

March 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 8:59 pm

tired woman open refrigerator

You’re tired almost all the time, and you want junk food. It turns out that that may not be a coincidence. In fact, did you know that if you’re sleep deprived, you can crave junk food more strongly? This can lead to overeating and weight gain. To celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, keep reading this post to learn more about sleep hygiene, how it can affect your desire to eat, and ways you can improve your sleep hygiene and your nutrition.


A Whole Health Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

February 15, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 8:20 pm

health checkObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a dangerous condition that can downgrade your quality of life and make you feel drained and fatigued on a daily basis. If you’ve been diagnosed with OSA and are using oral appliance therapy to breathe easier at night, you’re to be commended for taking positive steps toward a healthier you. But what if, despite your OSA treatment, you still find that you suffer from chronic exhaustion? Let’s talk about how a whole health approach to OSA may be able to pinpoint the reasons behind your problem so you can get back to feeling energized and happy.


How Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Alzheimer’s

January 14, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 7:56 pm

tired man with wifeEveryone has experienced the negative effects of a poor night of sleep. The exhaustion, the trouble concentrating, and the unpleasant mood are all hallmarks of a restless night. However, not many people know about the long-term consequences of repeatedly failing to get enough sleep. Recent research suggests that sleep deprivation may even be a key contributing factor to the development of Alzheimer’s. Let’s talk about how not getting enough high-quality shuteye may endanger your mental acuity.


Sleep Science Shows That Electronic Devices Disturb Your Slumber

December 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — powelldental @ 10:33 pm

A woman using her phone in bed at night.We’ve all done it at one point. As a way to help wind down after a long day, we pacify ourselves and relax in front of an electronic device. Whether it be a smart phone, laptop or big screen television, it can be hard to shut down. However, many people don’t realize that the blue light that emits from electronic devices can seriously disturb your sleep cycle. Of course, this is just one reason why you should keep your electronics out of the bedroom. Consider these three reasons why device use before bed is harmful based on sleep science.