Category: Sleep Disorders

Second-Hand Snoring: A Quiz

If anyone has ever complained about your nightly snoring, you are running the risk of causing second-hand snoring. Have you always assumed that this loud, annoying noise that you’re creating while you sleep is something that is certainly worthy as the punch line of a joke or two – but that it’s not something to… Read more »

Do You Have Any Of These Symptoms?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that many people are unaware they have because it happens while they are sleeping. In most cases, someone who has seen and heard them sleep brings it to their attention. However, you can have daytime symptoms that can indicate a sleep disorder. Do you know what to look for?… Read more »

The Psychological Effects Of Sleep Loss

When you are lying in bed at night tossing and turning you may become anxious because you aren’t sleeping because you know how lousy and tired you feel the next day. Lack of sleep makes you groggy, fuzzy, and grumpy, but it also has some serious side effects, and can even be life threatening. So… Read more »

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 »

Do You Have A Sleep Disorder?

Many people suffer from a sleep disorder without knowing it. That is because it is happening while they are asleep and they are not aware of it. Often they only find out when their spouse complains about their snoring. However, there are daytime symptoms that can indicate a sleep disorder such as waking up with… Read more »

5 Tips for Sleeping Better

If you have trouble sleeping, you understand just how losing crucial rest can affect you. Along with drowsiness during the day and difficulty focusing at work or school, losing sleep can also increase your risk of high blood pressure, depression, and other serious health complications. Fortunately, there are ways to identify the cause of your… Read more »

FAQs: Why Do We Snore?

  Does your significant other often complain about your loud snoring? Why do we snore in the first place? Understanding the cause of your issue can be the first step towards treatment. Remember, what may seem like a minor nuisance may actually be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder.


Do you seem to literally fall asleep at the drop of a hat–even when you should be awake? Does sleep overcome you when you least expect it? Do you suspect you might have narcolepsy? People suffering from narcolepsy experience excessive sleepiness during the day when they should be feeling alert. In today’s sleep blog, your Livonia,… 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 »

Sleep States: Part 1 – Non-REM Sleep

Sleep is a period of rejuvenation for the human body. Your body needs sleep to restore its energy levels. Sleep affects all aspects of your life including how you look, feel, cope with stress, your moods, how you get along with others, how you solve problems, and even how well you recover from illness. Both… Read more »