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National Sleep Awareness is in March along with daylight saving time that start March 11.

Losing an hour is harder than gaining an hour. It takes more than 48 hours to adjust to a one-hour loss. Some people will be more sluggish than others Monday morning – particularly those without regular sleep habits.

Sleep deprivation causes much stress and stress weakens our immune system – a double whammy. And both sleep deprivation and stress can upset your mental processes.

Sleep apnea is very common, as common as adult diabetes, and affects more than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children.

Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated. Diagnosis from a sleep study would determine the different treatment options that could include a CPAP ‘continuous positive airway pressure’ device or a dental sleep appliance, these appliances can be done with your dentist who practices Dental Sleep Medicine.

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