For years, people have been told that sleep doesn’t matter—that you’re a harder worker when you live on less than five hours of sleep at night.
However, sleep experts have found that getting a good night’s rest helps you stay healthy. You’re at a higher risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, or stroke when you don’t get seven or more hours of sleep.
Poor sleep also leads to reduced concentration, daytime sleepiness, and slower thinking.
If you’ve been told that you snore and stop breathing for a few moments, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep dentistry may be for you if you suspect sleep apnea but don’t want to go through a sleep test.
Conversely, you may have a CPAP machine, but you’re having difficulty sleeping because your mask moves or you can’t get into a comfortable sleeping position. Then, it could benefit you to look into sleep dentistry with Dr. Michael Pechan.
Sleep dentistry is ideal for folks who have mild sleep apnea because it uses a mouthpiece called a mandibular repositioning device (MRD).