Sleep is essential to feeling refreshed and rested, and is an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. Beginning March 6th, the National Sleep Foundation will celebrate Sleep Awareness Week, its annual event to raise awareness regarding the health benefits of sleep and its importance to safety and productivity.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get seven to nine hours of sleep per night; less may pose serious consequences to one’s health and safety. The following are a few benefits of a restful nights sleep: live longer, lower stress and improve memory. Here are a few simple tips to help you sleep easy: don’t drink caffeine, no exercise at least three hours before bed, and winding down with a nice bath will all lead the way to a good night’s sleep!
However, if you’re worried that you’re not getting get a good nights sleep, it might be worthwhile visiting your doctor. Try keeping a sleep diary before the appointment. Then, hopefully the doctor can give you some tips that will sort things out. If snoring is the culprit, perhaps a visit to your dentist for treatment of snoring with a EMA snore guard would be the answer to a restful nights sleep.
The EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) snore guard is an oral appliance. It is a customized removable appliance created for the noninvasive treatment of snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The appliance is designed to both advance the mandible and open the bite to allow for less restricted airflow during sleep.
EMA devices help promote a deeper, more restful sleep by preventing snoring and relieving the symptoms of OSA. The EMA does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages. It has many options for advancement with nine strap lengths and four different elastic tension options. Non-restricted lateral/protrusive movement and improved movements of the jaw are possible while wearing the device due to varying elastic bands.