When you suffer from a sleep disorder, you can cultivate a growing sense of isolation. What does our Livonia, MI team mean by this? Well, you may feel more and more alone in your struggle, whether you feel like you’re the only one who cannot seem to sleep through the night or that you’re the only person out there who can’t seem to follow through on coming in for care. The truth is, everything you’re experiencing is likely a lot more common than you realize! Learn more (and get motivated).
Sleep is such an important part of life. We spend about one-third of our life asleep, and when things aren’t going well for you or your sleeping partner it can be awkward. When you are the one with the sleep disorder issue, you can choose to face it and find a solution. But when you notice sleeping issues in spouse or loved one, it can lead to surprise, minimizing, and even outright denial. We are committed to helping you deal with sleep issues in Livonia, MI, whether for yourself or a family member. (more…)
You may have heard over the course of time that oral appliance treatment is one means of treating sleep apnea. The result? You have been thinking that coming in to see our Livonia, MI team about your sleep disturbances might not be such a big deal after all. However, since you still have some gaps in your knowledge regarding oral appliances, what to make of them, and what happens if they’re not for you, you have a few questions. Good news! We would be thrilled to answer them.
It’s no secret that when you don’t get enough sleep, you don’t feel very good. Instead, you feel tired. It’s just the natural consequence of your brain and body not having enough time to rest and recharge. So, have you ever wondered what that means for your health? Furthermore, have you ever stopped to think about the different areas of your health that could become affected? In most instances, patients focus primarily on the simple fact that they feel so sleepy. For some additional help in feeling compelled to see our Livonia, MI team for treatment, consider the many ways sleep deprivation chips away at you!
What are you really treating when you decide to come to us for sleep disorder care, such as sleep apnea treatment? When you call our Livonia, MI team up to schedule a consultation, of course, you are thinking that you’re treating a symptom. Maybe you’re getting headaches or you’re tired. However, our team would like to remind you that when you’re taking measures to address problems with your sleep, you’re actually protecting yourself against a whole lot more than just a headache, dry mouth, etc. Learn more about what we mean, so you feel motivated to come in soon!
As winter winds down (according to the Groundhog, anyway!), we encourage you to think about what this might mean for you if you are dealing with a sleep disorder. Maybe you are someone who has already come in for care and you’re using your sleep apnea treatment at home. Perhaps this is certainly on your radar but as for actually coming in to meet with our Livonia, MI team? Well, it hasn’t happened yet. Wherever you are in your sleep issue journey, we remind you that good sleep is always an option and that it just might be a good idea to get ready ahead of time for what spring may bring!
Let’s say you stumbled upon our Livonia, MI team as you looked around online, trying to figure out why you’re so sleepy. You know that you’ve been fatigued but you never really considered a sleep disorder before because, well, you don’t even know anything about them. Also, you don’t remember waking up throughout the night, so it never occurred to you. However, upon closer inspection, you realize that maybe this is an avenue worth considering. What to do, you think? Should you call us and come in or will you realize it was a wasted effort? We can assist you in making the final decision in regard to whether you should call!
When we talk about sleep disorders, we often find that people become confused about why they are dealing with the issue at hand and what to do about it. A prime source of confusion? Whether it’s just an inherited problem that is going to go on no matter what, whether it’s really only a problem that tends to affect men, and if it’s really worth seeking professional care to treat. Fortunately, our Livonia, MI team has the easy, quick, straightforward answers that can help demystify the details, while we begin helping you feel motivated to seek the care you need!
You may think that the second you begin sleep apnea treatment to help lessen the severity and hopefully resolve your sleep disorder, you should stop any and all other efforts to address your sleep apnea. We understand! You may worry that something else is going to interfere with this professional treatment we have provided. Or, you may simply think that you’re spinning your wheels and that any other efforts are going to be useless. The truth is, if you have been doing other things to try to make your sleep better, most of the time, our Livonia, MI team is going to tell you to keep on going! Let us offer a few examples of things that don’t have to stop.
So, you are fairly certain that you’re experiencing sleep apnea symptoms. You’ve looked them up from reliable sources and things match up. You’re definitely tired on a daily basis. However, you are also well aware that it’s never wise to simply symptom spot on your own and to assume you’re spot-on … you could be incorrect and may confuse one problem with another (after all, one symptom is often attributed to a variety of different concerns). We understand and agree with your thoughts. To help you feel better about trusting your instincts and following through with possibly receiving sleep apnea treatment from our Livonia, MI team, we have some suggestions!