Have you given much thought beyond what you can expect from your physical sleep apnea treatment? Yes, wearing an oral appliance will re-position your jaw, so you have a better ability to breathe throughout the night. However, what if you can’t fall asleep easily, so you only get a couple hours or rest? Have you considered the fact that piling insufficient sleep (as a choice) on top of a lack of sleep due to your sleep disorder might cause some serious problems for you? Remember, it’s just as important to address your breathing as it is to ensure you’re giving your body and brain time to rest and reset. Learn more!
#1: Your Lack Of A Sleep Routine
When your bedtime ends up all over the place, it can confuse your brain and your body. As a result, you may feel tired and want to go to sleep, so you lie down. However, you cannot fall asleep for several hours. We encourage you to choose a bedtime and stick with it, so your sleep apnea treatment doesn’t suffer.
#2: Your Energy Drinks
What are you doing throughout the day to cause you to stay up later than you’d planned, to feel wired, to cause you to feel a spurt of energy and then exhaustion, etc.? You may assume that drinking energy drinks instead of coffee, tea, or sodas is a good idea because it gives you a burst of energy and then goes away. However, this isn’t always the case. Whether it’s full of caffeine or other stimulants, it can mess with your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep (and interfere with the success of your sleep apnea treatment).
Learn How To Make The Most Of Sleep Apnea Treatment
Don’t let bad habits get in the way of effective sleep apnea treatment and sufficient nightly sleep. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.