After a cold winter, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and birds are chirping. Spring is here along with a few sleep hurdles. Aside from the time change affecting our sleep cycles, there are a few other seasonal changes like more daylight exposure, allergens, and unpredictable weather that impact sleep quality and overall health. Saying goodbye to winter is great but are we ready for what spring brings along?
This Sunday is when we “Spring Forward” and we lose a whole hour of sleep. Many studies conclude that there are harsh mental, physical, and internal health impacts created when sleep-deprived, especially during this time of year.
Some usual common side-effects of losing an hour are tiredness throughout the day, grogginess, and even a jet-lagged feeling. Not to worry, here are a few tips you can do to prepare and ease into the new time change, instead of just “springing” into it.
Daylight Saving Time (DST) is in March for most of the US, parts of Canada, and some islands. We are bringing Sleep Awareness due to the major impact that simply losing one hour of sleep can have on our overall health.
As Valentine’s day approaches, it’s usually a day in which roses and hearts come to mind. What better time to learn more about your actual heart. We need to remember to maintain a healthy and strong heart in order to lower any risks of underlying conditions. You can start by making sure you have a full night’s sleep.
Heart Attacks Increase 24% with Daylight Saving
Daylight saving begins Sunday, March 8, 2020, and we need to prepare. This is one of the major seasonal events that impact over 1.6 billion people across 70 countries every year.
Distracted Driving Laws Still Have a Way to Go
Sleep-deprived drivers pose similar risks on the road as drivers distracted by smartphones, but most state’s laws don’t reflect this danger, argues a dental sleep medicine practitioner.
So far, 47 states have passed laws that ban texting while driving, and many have taken this concept a step further, explicitly banning drivers from using handheld devices. Georgia is the latest state to follow suit. The “Hands-Free Georgia Act,” which went into effect on July 1, comes with many nuances, but in general motorists will be prohibited from holding a cell phone or other electronic device while behind the wheel…
I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It’s More Serious Than Many People Realize.
Credit Chris Youssef
There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly.
One of the lighter moments along my journey to receiving a sleep apnea diagnosis was learning that “heroic snoring” is a clinical term. It sounds more like an oddball super power — snores that can be clearly heard through walls. Many of us have such a snorer in our lives, and some endure the disruption it causes nightly…
Dental sleep guru Dr. Steve Carstensen joins SleepArchiTx Advisory Board
Newport Beach, CA: SleepArchiTx, the only 360° end-to-end dental sleep program, announced that Steve Carstensen, DDS, FAGD, D.ABDSM, has joined the SleepArchiTx Advisory Board. Dr. Carstensen, well-known as an expert in Dental Sleep Medicine, has been treating sleep apnea and snoring since 1998….
ADA Takes a Big Step Forward on SLEEP
On October 23, 2017, the American Dental Association (ADA) joined the fight against our national sleep crisis by adopting a policy that calls for every dentist to screen and treat appropriately for sleep related breathing disorders…
March 14, 2018
American Dental Association Adopts Policy on Dentistry’s Role in Sleep-Disordered Breathing
The ADA says dentists should be screening their patients for sleep apnea and should be the professionals who make oral appliances.
In October, 2017, the American Dental Association (ADA) on dentistry’s role in treating sleep-breathing disorders including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It emphasizes that all dentists should…