More than 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. By any standards, that’s a large and significant number. And while self care and various forms of wellness are on the top of nearly everyone’s minds these days, we still tend to not get nearly enough sleep. Still.

Time and time again, sleep medicine professionals and researchers come up against the belief that sleep was not important enough in personal health and well-being to be a priority. That coupled with society’s 24/7 flow, March has become National Sleep Awareness day. The founders of this awareness event aim to celebrate the importance of healthy sleep.

It’s not only our team at Dr. Bez who are concerned. This year it’s even reached the aisles of your local IKEA store. IKEA has heard our sleep-deprived cries—hence their 2020 catalog—and is on a mission to inspire change with their After Dark Sleep Festival. Happenings include a Smart Home for Smarter Sleep workshop, where you’ll learn about how light and sound affect the way you sleep, among other things to promote your support for better sleep.

If you can relate to this sleepless issue, or apnea, there are many steps you can take to improve your sleep hygiene. You can also call your local sleep professional to see what might be physically disrupting your sleep. If you or a loved one snores or you’re presently not using your appliances, you have great new options. Call Dr. Bez today for guidance.