Lack of sleep can kill you slowly…
Arggh. The sound of the alarm clock is beeping in your ear. You refuse to believe morning has come so quickly. You barely closed your eyes and you’re abruptly being signaled to get up and start your day. Another day– disillusioned, weary and exhausted.
At some point during the night, you know you caught a few zzz’s. You also know your partner nudged you a few times to tell you to ‘quit snoring’. And once you were awake,it took you hours to fall back to sleep. You wonder “will I ever wake up again – full of energy and rested?”
Well, you aren’t alone. You aren’t the only one wondering when you’ll wake fully recharged and full of zest. Over half of all adults – 50% of the population – are getting less than the recommended amount of daily sleep. In addition, your sleep issues not only affect you, it burdens your bed partner and sometimes your entire family’s lives as well.
Lack of sleep can lead to diabetes, depression, hypertension, obesity, heart attacks and strokes
If you haven’t had an opportunity to adequately rest your body, on a regular basis, it’s cheated out of the chance to fully repair itself. As a result, your health is being compromised.
Prolonged sleep deprivation results in health consequences that run the gamut from annoying to life-threatening. If your sleep problems aren’t addressed – depression, obesity, diabetes, lack of libido, heart attack, hypertension and stroke are all extremely genuine outcomes.
A dentist can save my life? Really – my dentist?
It does seem unconventional that your dentist could help you get a good night’s sleep. Unconventional – sure. True – you bet! The most common obstacle in preventing a healthy night sleep, is breathing cessation. For periods of time throughout the night (lasting seconds to minutes), you stop breathing. This is due to a collapsed, blocked or restricted airway.
An analysis by your dentist, can determine if your sleeping disorder is caused by snoring, sleep apnea or insomnia. These are all very real and treatable conditions that all have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep.
Dr. Mac Lee is trained to recognize and assess each of these conditions. Furthermore, he is completely devoted to understanding your symptoms and presenting you with alternatives – and results. He understands both the physical and emotional consequences a sleeping disorder plays in your life and he can help you find relief or eliminate your problem all together.
Sleep deprivation takes a huge toll on the overall quality of your life. You are arguably and obviously tired and cranky, but the emotional toll begins to become evident. The simplest tasks are difficult to concentrate on, you are increasingly irritable and your negativity affects your relationships with your family and friends.
It’s time you get your life back!
Moving through your day and your life with a lackluster approach – weary, unhappy and irritable – can be a thing of the past. It’s time you wake up invigorated and refreshed – ready to fulfill all the promise of a new day.
You can get a restful night’s sleep and get your life back. It’s the least you can do for yourself. Contact us today and set-up your consultation or email us about your situation. Help is just a click away.