Your sleep apnea treatment is amazing! You’re extremely excited about it, ready for it to do its thing, happy to be able to wave goodbye to the uncomfortable symptoms of interrupted sleep, and more! However, there’s just one problem: You can’t seem to remember to actually wear your treatment every night, which means you’re not sleeping every night. This doesn’t exactly bode well for truly improved sleep and protection for your well being. What to do, you wonder? Of course, our Livonia, MI team is familiar with this issue and we are more than happy to help with simple (yet often overlooked) suggestions!
Create A Routine For Nighttime
We remind you that in many instances, the problem is that you’re distracted. One of the easiest ways to avoid forgetting about your sleep apnea treatment, simply because you’re doing lots of things at once and your thoughts are scattered, is to create a routine. It doesn’t have to be anything complicated! However, when you make it a point to do something like decide that every night before bed, you’re going to brush, get in bed, put your treatment in, turn off the light, and go to sleep, you’ll soon be doing it out of habit!
Leave Visible Notes For Yourself
Maybe you’re not amazing at creating a new routine or your schedule is all over the place. Whatever the case, we remind you that another very easy way to ensure you’re actually following through with the use of your sleep apnea treatment every single night is to leave yourself a note. Or lots of notes. Anywhere and any way you wish. Leave sticky notes on the mirror, so you see them during dental hygiene. Place one on your pillow in the morning, so you remember at night. Whatever it takes!
Set An Alarm On Your Phone
Don’t forget about how extremely useful today’s technology can be, particularly when you need a reminder. Use any app that works best for you on your phone, tablet, etc., so you receive an alarm-based reminder to put your sleep apnea treatment in! Again, you will likely eventually anticipate the reminder and will probably not even need it anymore!
Ask For A Verbal Reminder!
Sleeping next to your partner each night? Ask for a reminder. This can be very helpful, particularly if your significant other is the one who tends to remember everything!
Remember To Use Your Sleep Apnea Treatment
Find a way to remember to use your sleep apnea treatment every single night! Let us know if you have trouble following through with this, so we may be of service, as we offer you helpful advice! James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.