Has sleep become your enemy?

sleep-better-westminster-carroll-county-mdAhhh nighttime. The day is over, your to-do list is done and you are ready to relax and unwind. You perform your bedtime ritual. You wash your face, brush your teeth, get into your pyjamas and settle into your bed. After reading a couple chapters of your book, you turn off your light, close your eyes and … fill in the blank.

Sleep plays a huge role in the overall quality of your life

If you’re struggling with sleep, you’re not alone. Approximately 40 million people in the United States suffer from some kind of sleep disorder, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Beyond being overtired, lack of sleep is taking its toll on your health – both physically and emotionally.

Without adequate rest:

Are you ready to get back to sleep?

The vast majority of people would never consider that a dentist could help them resolve their sleep problems, but, consider this … if your sleep is disrupted by snoring, frequent awakenings, gasping or choking for breath, or if you simply awaken feeling unrefreshed even though it seems you’ve slept all night, your sleep deprivation could be a result of obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing for several seconds at a time, sometimes dozens of times a night, because your tongue and soft palate have collapse to the back of your throat blocking your airway. Not only is sleep apnea stealing your sleep, it’s robbing you of the oxygen your body and brain need.

Take back the night and sleep better

You can regain control of your nights and your days. Dr. Imm, a sleep dentist can help you reduce or even eliminate your sleep problem. How? By analyzing your sleep, and diagnosing your sleep apnea causes, he can find the right sleep apnea solutions for you.

Restful, healthy sleep is possible, and, if you live in the Westminster area, it’s not far away.

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About the author

A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)