Category: Circadian Rhythm

Non-24 Sleep Disorder

Last year it was estimated that 39 million Americans are blind, 246 million have low vision, and 285 are visually impaired worldwide. The number of Americans who suffer from a chronic long-term sleep disorder is estimated to be around 40 million, while occasional sleep problems affect an additional 20 million. Sleep disorders can be caused… Read more »

Teens and Sleep

Sleep is important. During sleep important bodily functions occur that help us grow and rejuvenate. Your body and mind needs a proper amount of sleep to function effectively the next day. You may think that teens should be able to function perfectly fine on less sleep, but teens need at least 9 hours of sleep… Read more »

Children and Sleep: Part 2

It’s easy to tell when babies are tired. They rub their eyes, cry, and maybe even suck their thumb. It is not as easy to tell with older children though. Even though children seem to have oodles of energy, they still need a proper nights’ sleep. Today your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, continues… Read more »

More About The Circadian Rhythm

Your circadian rhythm affects your sleep patterns and sleep affects you in a big way. It affects you physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you don’t sleep well, you’re sluggish and moody the next day. If you do sleep well, you are energetic and happy. In his last blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart touched… Read more »

Your Sleep Body Clock

Have you ever noticed that you get sleepy at certain times of the day, while at other times you get what many people call a “second wind?” Most people experience different levels of alertness and tiredness, or lack of energy throughout the day. This is due to your biological body clock. Our internal clocks tell… Read more »