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.

[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]Do you fall asleep only to be awakened by your bed partner’s snoring? [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]Do you stare at the ceiling, unsuccessfully counting sheep? [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]Do you fall asleep and then wake a number of times throughout the night? [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]Do you wonder if you will ever wake up fully refreshed, revitalized and ready to face the day. [/icon_list_item]

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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:

[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]your health begins to deteriorate [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]your relationships are affected [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]your job performance suffers [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]you begin to jeopardize your safety[/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]you struggle with your weight [/icon_list_item]
[icon_list_item type=”arrow-right”]you are more prone to depression [/icon_list_item]

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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