Spring Forward On March 11

Friday, March 9th, 2012, 5:10 pm

March 11th is the day we  “Spring Forward” for Daylight Savings Time – and lose an hour of sleep. Sleep is considered one of the three pillars of good health. Nutrition and exercise are the other two and usually have gotten all the attention over the years but the importance of sleep is finally hitting the mainstream. AOL and its partner The Huffington Post have an entire section devoted to sleep information.

On March 12th we can predict that most of us will be a little groggy and feel sleepy during the day. But what should you do if you feel that way every day?

Regular,  severe daytime sleepiness  means that there is a problem with your sleep.  Some sleep disorders are obvious like insomnia or restless leg syndrome. People who have asleep breathing disorder may not know it.  Those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea fall asleep and think that they have slept a full night – they don’t understand why they never feel rested.

The majority of people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea have not been diagnosed. Most will not seek help unless a bed partner complains about the loud snoring or tells them that they stop breathing during sleep. If anyone has said these things to you it is time to get checked out. You can get your energy and your health back on track by treating your obstructive sleep apnea with an oral appliance.

Contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today to schedule your dental sleep medicine consultation. If you have already been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and are CPAP intolerant we can help. If you are unsure about your diagnosis please call 706-886-9439 today. Our full service office means that you will never need a referral.

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