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.(more…)
Powell Dental Sleep Solutions Blog
September 3, 2019
August 3, 2019
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.(more…)
July 2, 2019
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.(more…)
June 9, 2019
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.(more…)
April 16, 2019
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.(more…)
March 17, 2019
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.
February 15, 2019
Obstructive 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.
January 14, 2019
Everyone 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.
December 4, 2018
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.