Getting a good night sleep takes a little bit of work, but what so many people fail to recognize is just how important sleep is to our daily lives. The average amount of sleep a person needs is 7-9 hours a night. Some people may need more or less, but sleep deprivation can run havoc on your health, relationships, and may even increase you risk of having an accident.
The secret to a getting good night’s sleep is maintaining healthy sleep habits. The habits and practices taken in order to ensure restful, effective sleep are known as sleep hygiene. Maintaining good sleep hygiene means following the behavioral, environmental, dietary, and exercise practices conducive to sleeping better, and can significantly improve your health and quality of life.
If you maintain the recommended habits above and still find you snore, have trouble sleeping are tired during the day, you may have sleep apnea or another sleep disorder. Find out if you have other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.
Custom dental appliances for sleep apnea are covered by most medical insurance companies and Medicare.