Springtime and Sleep

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?

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Tips for Sunday’s Time Change

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.

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Better Sleep Can Save Lives On The Road

July, 2018

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…

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This 4th of July Celebrate Sleep! | The New York Times

July, 2018

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…

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The Progressive Dentist

June, 2018

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….

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Sleep Review Magazine

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…

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