Daytime Sleepiness and Automobile Accidents

Car AccidentOne of the most common activities most of us do every day is to drive. If you have a job, you most likely drive. If you go to school, and you’re older than 16, you probably drive. Unless you live in a big city where public transportation is the norm, you may be driving hours every day. Some people commute a long distance across sweeping, windy roads. Others stay stuck in traffic for both their morning and evening commutes, honking their horn in frustration as they watch the minutes tick away. One thing is for sure: you shouldn’t drive under the influence of sleep deprivation. Livonia sleep apnea dentist, Dr. James Stewart, will tell you more about the dangers of having sleep apnea and driving.

Driving Into Dreams

Falling asleep while driving has been used as fodder in humorous movies. Remember Chevy Chase snoozing away behind the wheel in “National Lampoon’s Vacation?” Clark Griswold remains in blissful slumber as the “family truckster” careens through the air and into the desert. In reality, sleeping and driving can be a very serious situation that puts you and the people around you in danger. Unfortunately, we are an often overworked and under- (more…)

Do Dogs Dream?

sleepdogHave you noticed your dog’s legs performing the running motion while your dog is asleep? Does your dog woof or whimper while sleeping? You may be wondering if your dog dreams. In today’s sleep blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, discusses a dog’s dream life.


Interesting Sleep Facts

slpEveryone needs sleep. Sometimes getting sleep can be an issue. Sometimes falling to sleep can be an issue. But either way there has been a lot of research done on sleeping and dreaming, sleep schedules, the amount of sleep people of all ages require, etc., etc. In today’s sleep blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, shares some interesting sleep facts.


Catnap: Why Cats Sleep So Much

sleepycatDo you ever wish you were a cat? Then you would be able to lie around most of the day sleeping. They seem to know how to relax. They don’t have to fight rush-hour traffic, work all day, come home and make their own meals; all they do is sleep, sleep, sleep. In today’s sleep blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, explains why cats sleep so much.


REM Sleep FAQs

rem1Rapid eye movement, or REM sleep, was discovered in 1953 and has led to a wealth of research and information  regarding the mysteries of sleep. Today, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart shares some interesting REM sleep facts.


The Purpose of Dreaming

dreamSince early history man has been fascinated with the occurrence of dreams. Before the means for dream research existed, people theorized as to the meaning of dreams and why we have them. Ninteenth and 20th century European psychoanalysts expanded on theories put forth by philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato, defining the function of dreaming as a safe way to act out our unconscious desires. When people recall their dreams, however, they don’t seem to plausibly fit any particular theory as of yet, and even today we are not sure why we dream. In today’s sleep blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart talks about the purpose of dreaming.