How often do you hit the snooze button? Are you still waking up tired after those 5-10 minutes of extra sleep? Experts say hitting the snooze button does not help you feel more rested. Alarm clocks actually interrupt your sleep cycle and using the snooze button can make you more tired. About an hour before you wake, your body goes into a lighter sleep, preparing your body for the wake-up process. Your alarm clock can interrupt your wake-up process causing you to feel tired for most of the morning. The key to a good night’s sleep is to get into a rhythm, even on the weekends. And go to bed early if you can.
If you are consistently waking up tired, feel sleepy throughout the day, snore or have disrupted breathing during sleep, than you may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If not treated, OSA can lead to serious health issues including stroke, heart disease, and high blood pressure. At AZTMJ, Dr. Stan Farrell has extensive training in treating sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. Dr. Stan Farrell offers one of the leading alternatives for the CPAP, which is an oral appliance that can be used in conjunction with a CPAP or as a stand-alone oral appliance depending on the severity of the individual’s OSA. If you or someone you know might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, please schedule an initial consultation today with Dr. Farrell at 480-945-3629 or visit us at www.az-tmj.com for more information.