Sleep Disorders: Why Don’t I Feel Rested?

Not waking up and making it through your day feeling rested lately? Did you know that sleep disorders you may not even be aware of might be to blame? If you’re interested in learning more about how we might be able to improve your sleep (and daily energy), it’s time to come in for a consultation.

It Could Be Snoring

It’s possible you don’t feel very rested in the morning because of a sleep disorder called snoring. Heard of this before? We thought so! What’s happening here is that your tissues in your throat are relaxing a bit more than they should. They touch, which causes loud vibrations we call snoring. This can wake you up, it can wake your partner up, and it can plain old interrupt your rest. We can help you treat it, so you can get back to sound sleep.

It Could Be Sleep Apnea

Now, if you’re experiencing severe fatigue, it might be sleep apnea, not just snoring, that’s causing your problem. This sleep disorder is a serious one, leading to not only the touching of soft throat tissues but their collapse. Instead of just snoring, you will stop breathing. (It’s a good thing your brain notices and forces you to wake up and breathe). Another good thing? We can treat this sleep disorder, too.

It Could Be Your Habits

Are you someone who looks at your phone right before you fall asleep? Maybe you spend some time on your tablet. Perhaps you tend to fall asleep watching television. The light produced by these habits often cause your brain activity to increase, tricking it into thinking it is daytime when, in fact, you really need to go to sleep. So, instead of plugging in and distracting yourself, we encourage you to create a dark and cozy environment, giving your brain time to relax, so you can drift off to sleep.

See Us For Solutions To Sleep Disorders

Having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? Think you slept but you never feel rested? Come on in to talk with us about what might be going on, so we may help. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.