It’s always worth reminding our patients that there are multiple factors involved in improving sleep. First, there’s ensuring you’re able to fall asleep. Next, there’s treating the actual source of what is causing you to wake up, once you’ve gotten there. As for snoring or sleep apnea, remember that we offer sleep treatment to help you maintain consistent breathing throughout the night, so extreme snoring or choking does not occur! As for those details that will allow you to drift off to your dreams and actually make use of the therapy we provide? Today, our Livonia, MI team offers quick tips that follow your senses!
Make Sure Everything Feels Okay
How do you feel when you get into bed? Is your pillow soft enough? Are you in comfortable sheets or are they scratchy? Is your bedding just right or too hot? Take a full survey of your surroundings to determine whether there’s anything in particular that needs to change. When you feel relaxed and ready to drift off, you can more easily go to sleep, as you let your sleep apnea treatment work its magic.
Address Annoying Sounds
A dripping faucet? The TV left on in the other room? Strive to create an environment that’s calming, so you aren’t frustrated as you try to sleep or so you aren’t woken up!
Check In On The Scent Factor
Your sleep treatment can help you breathe as you’re sleeping but only if you can get there! Remember that scented items can often offer you some additional relaxation in terms of calming aromatherapy. Or, they can become a nuisance or even aggravate allergies. Consider this detail and make changes if your room is too perfumed!
Is Your Room Clean?
Believe it or not, especially if you’re vulnerable to allergens like scents, dust, pollen, and more, cleaning up your room on a consistent basis can help you dramatically! You may be able to fall asleep more easily and you won’t be adding congestion into the mix (which can make snoring and sleep apnea worse by obstructing your airways). Make sure you’re dusting, vacuuming, and more to protect your ability to rest comfortably.
What Are Those Lights?
Do headlights wake you up during the night, as they pass by your window? How about the moon? Is it too bright? Consider putting up black-out curtains or making other changes, so visual shifts in brightness don’t affect your ability to sleep.
Visit Us For Sleep Treatment
Let us know if you are under the impression that you may be dealing with a sleep disorder that’s interrupting your ability to rest. Check in with us about the possibilities and about potential treatment when you schedule a consultation. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI, as well as Farmington Hills and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.