Well, it’s turning into spring here in Westerville, Ohio—although only on a day-by-day basis. In addition to thinking about new green leaves poking through frosty morning grounds, temperatures slowly rising two (or twenty?) degrees at a time, we’re also thinking about larger life patterns. As the world around us wakes into spring from a harsh winter, Central Ohio TMJD and Dental Sleep Therapy urges you to think about your sleep patterns.

Sleep is one of several things that many of us do not get enough of. Researchers have proven time and time again that proper sleep is so essential to our overall health and well-being. By not meeting sleep requirements we are putting ourselves in danger of serious consequences. Do you wake feeling rested? Do you have focus and energy for the day?

Although short-term sleep loss doesn’t seem too dangerous, not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can lead to chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and shorter life expectancy, according to Harvard Medical School. We need the restorative powers of deep and restful sleep.

Disruption in our sleep cycles can lead to our body not repairing itself properly. Some of us are also unaware of sleep issues we have already that affect our quality of sleep, such as sleep apnea. You don’t need to go through it alone. If you or loved one are having issues getting a good night’s sleep, call us today to learn how we can help.