December 30th, 2019
Let us help you feel refreshed and ready to tackle your day, every day!
Do you want to perform better mentally and physically?
Healthy, refreshing sleep helps us live more vibrant, enjoyable lives in addition to reducing our chances of developing the myriad of disease and dysfunctions listed below. We are more pleasant to those around us, we are more able to handle life’s challenges with less stress. We are more likely to accomplish the goals we set for ourselves in this lifetime. It is well established that healthy sleep improves sports and mental / academic performance as well.
Can you remember the last time you felt truly rested, refreshed and ready to take on life? Have you ever? Do you need caffeine or nicotine to feel awake in the morning or maintain energy through the day?
Sleep is so important to our health that without it we can become anything from fatigued to irritable to low-grade anxious to neurotic - and more people than we care to admit are at least a bit psychotic - all because of poor sleep or insufficient sleep.
Nearly every system in our body suffers because of poor sleep. It reduces the effectiveness of our immune system and makes us more susceptible to diseases of all kinds, including: heart disease, cancer, headaches, high blood pressure, weight gain, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.
Additionally, medical research tells us that head, jaw, and face pains are associated with poor sleep 68% of the time. By actual test in our practice, that number is closer 85%!!
If you have jaw and head pains, it is very likely that you have some sort of sleep disturbance as well. Without solving both problems, you will get partial results at best.
X-rays or blood work are common tests at routine medical or dental appointments. But our sleep, and our breathing during sleep, are far more likely to be major factors in our overall long-term health. However, they are rarely evaluated!! Let’s change that and make sure that our breathing and sleep are checked routinely.
Nothing is more vital than breathing (especially nasal breathing) and sleep is close, if not equally important.
After all, three or four minutes without air and a person is likely dead. Try three days without sleep and they are probably psychotic! That’s how important breathing and sleep are. How we breathe in our sleep is more important yet.
Handling and resolving head face and jaw pains is what we excel at here at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre. There are many components to pain and sleep. In addition to the many state-of-the-art therapies we provide for pain and sleep conditions, we collaborate with other medical partners when necessary, to ensure that you get the greatest improvement in your pain and sleep as possible.
For tips on how you can get better sleep, visit our website at www.tmjsleepkansas.com and click on the Health Living tab then select Sleep Hygiene Tips.
For more technical information, check out the Articles section located in the Provider Information part of our website.
Another great reference for more sleep information is: www.sleepfoundation.org.
We all want more vibrant, energetic lives, and better sleep is a major step to those goals. Call us today to get onto the pathway to a better life.
Yours for Better Health,
Dr. Joe Baba