I’m Not Sleeping Well: Could it be Sleep Apnea?

While sleep apnea therapy is a leading reason that patients seek out Dr. Lawrence Singer, our holistic and naturopathic cosmetic dentist at DC Smiles in Alexandria Va., it is certainly not the only reason that many Americans fail to achieve the restful, recuperative sleep that’s so essential to health and well-being.

“Sleep deprivation is a serious medical risk, ” NYU School of Medicine Associate Professor Joyce Walsleben tells Prevention magazine. “But few people are aware of that.”

The same magazine article named the following as top reasons that people report losing valuable sleep:

  • Restless mind
  • Failure to establish a regular sleep schedule
  • Noisy/snoring spouse
  • Hormonal changes
  • Hunger
  • Environmental clutter
  • Bedroom lights and electronics

If you’ve made appropriate adjustments to your environment and routine that should accommodate restful sleep, and you still find yourself waking many times a night or experiencing any other common sleep apnea symptoms, you may benefit from a consultation with Alexandria cosmetic dentist Dr. Lawrence Singer at DC Smiles. You can reach our practice online or call the office directly: (703) 299-4614.

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