I know daylight savings has passed and spring is here (at least it was suppose to be here), but how does this affect your sleep? We have already sprung forward, so we have more daylight, but many people might feel a little more tired.

Daylight Savings and Sleep

While many people might tell you it’s all in your head, it isn’t true. Millions of Americans have trouble getting to sleep at night. Whether it is due to a sleep disorder or you just can’t fall asleep at the right time, there is a reason behind your lack of sleep. By sleeping well at night, you can properly function throughout the next day. But if you don’t get the rest you need, you might find yourself struggling.

If you are having trouble adjusting to a different sleep schedule, try turning off your TV, powering down your devices, and putting your phone away at least 30 minutes before you go to bed. By doing this, you can significantly improve your chances of falling asleep and getting a good night’s rest.

What if it’s Sleep Apnea?

If your lack of sleep is due to sleep apnea, there are options available. Once you have received a sleep apnea diagnosis, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. The longer you put off treatment, the more detrimental it can be on your overall health.

At Craniofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Center of Georgia, we offer oral appliance therapy as a convenient, and comfortable alternative to the CPAP machine for treatment. An oral appliance is similar to a mouth guard, but it is used to prevent your tongue from falling to the back of your mouth, and blocking your breathing.

Contact Dr. Mayoor Patel today to learn more about sleep apnea and what options are available to help you get a good night’s sleep.