How well are you sleeping?
Sleep plays an important role in good health
Do you need 8-10 hours of sleep each night? Interestingly, researchers have yet to pinpoint the exact amount of sleep needed by each individual. However, the National Sleep Foundation has established minimum and maximum ranges of sleep for health as well as “recommended” windows. Healthy sleep is the most important factor.
Sleep Apnea: More common than you think
Do you snore at night? Wake up not fully rested? You may have sleep apnea, a condition in which your airways close briefly during the night. Sleep apnea may sound harmless but it can have a huge impact on your health. Sleep apnea can raise your blood pressure, as well as increase your risk for atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, liver problems, and other serious health issues. Sleep apnea might also affect dental health by causing cracked or worn teeth, jaw pain and a higher risk of cavities.
Dr. Cooper can treat sleep apnea and help you get a better night’s rest
Established in 1991, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine has brought doctors, sleep specialists, and dentists together to diagnose and treat sleep apnea and snoring disorders. Dr. Cooper can diagnose sleep apnea and you help get a better night’s sleep by suggesting lifestyle changes or, if necessary, fitting you with a specialized oral appliance that will help increase sleep quality.
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