Always Tired? Get Help Today!
” I’m always tired ” is one of the most common complaints that medical professionals hear today. Over-worked and over-committed, millions of Americans go through life chronically exhausted, unaware that lack of sleep can ruin their lives.
Sleep deprivation—defined as not getting enough sleep or not getting enough quality sleep—can cause serious damage to your body, your relationships and your mental health. What’s more, sleep deprivation is dangerous to those around you, too. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that one in every six deadly car crashes in the United States is the result of a tired driver, and research shows that losing sleep for just one night impairs your ability to drive or operate machinery as much as a blood alcohol of 0.05, which is just under the legal limit for DUI! In fact, one state—New Jersey—has enacted legislation that makes it illegal to drive while fatigued.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Chronic sleep deprivation leads to chronic health issues, too. Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, is worse in people with sleep problems, causing them to have more heart disease, more high blood pressure and more strokes. The so-called “hunger hormones” leptin and ghrelin, are out of synch when you’re sleep deprived, causing you to eat more and crave high-calorie, high-fat foods. This can lead to obesity and diabetes, which are more common in people who get less than seven hours of sleep each night. And that’s not all. The emotional consequences of sleeplessness–depression, anxiety, irritability, lack of motivation, and poor concentration — lead to relationship issues, poor job performance and family stress. Every aspect of your life suffers when you don’t get a good night’s sleep.
“But I do get enough sleep!” you think to yourself, “And I’m always tired !” That’s because how long you sleep is not the only factor in feeling rested; you need to sleep well. Many things affect sleep quality, but one of the most common is sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to stop breathing many times during the night, depriving your brain of oxygen and leaving you feeling groggy and fatigued. Often associated with snoring, sleep apnea is typically caused by an obstruction in the oropharynx (the back of the throat), usually the tongue. Called obstructive sleep apnea, or OAS, this very common condition is actually amazingly simple to treat.
Dr. Eddie Siman, a sleep disorder dentist in Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks is a specialist who can help you get your life back on track. He and his knowledgeable, caring staff have the experience and expertise to get to the bottom of your problem and find a personalized solution to your fatigue. With over 18 years experience in the field, they have helped many clients whose lives were spinning out of control due to lack of sleep. A member of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for advanced dental studies in neuromuscular dentistry and full mouth reconstruction , Dr. Eddie Siman is one of the most respected sleep disorder dentist in Los Angeles and Sherman Oaks area. His staff will provide you with the resources you need to begin a comprehensive treatment plan right away.
Don’t wait for disaster to strike! Fatigue is putting your health, your family, your job and your peace of mind at risk. Schedule an appointment online or call our office for a consultation today.