Can Autoimmune Disorders Lead to Sleep Problems?

Autoimmune disorders can lead to sleep problems

Is your sleep interrupted by aches and pains?

Do you suffer from depression, anxiety and stress and fatigue?

Is sleep apnea a warning sign of autoimmune disorders?

Can autoimmune disorders lead to sleep problems? Studies now show this is a fact. Many people suffer from autoimmune disorders, and their pain can be significant.

Here are ten suggestions to help manage sleep problems:

  1. Create a regular bedtime routine and sleep schedule
  2. Use extra pillows to support painful joints
  3. Enjoy good nutrition and exercise daily
  4. Keep a comfortable temperature in the bedroom (Around 64 degrees is suggested)
  5. Wear comfortable sleep clothing
  6. Try to get 8-9 hours of sleep each night
  7. Try to manage pain with routine massage therapy sessions
  8. Stop alcohol and caffeine consumption well before bedtime
  9. Try acupuncture, meditation or Yoga
  10. Ask your doctor if changes in medication are necessary

Read more on how restful sleep can improve your autoimmune symptoms here:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/autoimmune-disorders/getting-sleep-with-autoimmune-disease.aspx

Don’t put up with sleep problems any longer! See a sleep specialist and allow them to help solve your sleep difficulties.

Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois, a premiere snoring and apnea treatment center in Naperville, has been providing the CPAP alternative treatment of oral appliance therapy successfully for over 15 years. For more information on this physician-recommended treatment option, visit www.TiredOfSnoring.com, or call us at (630)369-5508.

Having Trouble Sleeping?

having trouble sleeping

Having trouble sleeping?

Trouble sleeping happens to everyone at one time or another. It is actually quite common. A night or two every now and then is really no big deal. But if a good night’s sleep eludes you more often than not, it may be time for you to change things up a bit.

Here’s a list to help you change up your sleep routine:

  • Stop eating several hours before bedtime
  • Limit your alcohol intake, or better yet don’t have any at all
  • Start getting ready for bed 30 minutes before your actual bedtime
  • Keep your bedroom dark
  • Do not use electronic appliances, such as computers and phones 30 to 60 minutes before retiring
  • Turn off the television
  • Try relaxing techniques to encourage sleepiness
  • Read a book
  • Enjoy aromatherapy masks and sprays to calm you
  • Soak in a warm bath
  • Sip hot chamomile lavender tea
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks 3 hours before bedtime

If all else fails, call your physician. Your doctor will advise you with the right protocol to get that coveted good night’s sleep.

Click on the link below. Read the full article.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-201311271300–tms–mayoclnctnmc-a20131128-20131128,0,1191753.story

 

Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois, a premiere snoring and apnea treatment center in Naperville, has been providing the CPAP alternative treatment of Oral Appliance Therapy successfully for over 15 years. We are extremely passionate in helping individuals who have been struggling with CPAP therapy in Naperville, Lisle, Aurora, Bolingbrook and surrounding Chicago suburbs. For more information on this physician-recommended treatment, call us at (630)369-5508.

Smart Sleep Tip – Children Grinding Their Teeth

Dr. Lydia Sosenko provides this week’s Smart Sleep Tip. If your child grinds their teeth, please watch this video.

Dr. Sosenko is a general dentist and Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. She offers state-of-the-art snoring and apnea patients relief through professional oral appliance therapy. She may be contacted at www.TiredofSnoring.com or call 630.369.5508.

Smart Sleep Tip – Use a Morning Aligner to Prevent Side Effects From Oral Appliance Therapy

Hi this is Mary Ellen and I am going to review the tip of the week for dental sleep medicine.

This is a morning aligner, or a repositioner, or a retainer. It can be called different names by different providers of oral appliance therapy. Using these devices is one of the most important things I can talk to you about today that involves oral appliance therapy. For those patients who are wearing an oral appliance for snoring and apnea, use a custom  morning repositioner like this in the morning after you take out your appliance to help prevent potential side effects of your bite from changing.  Try to slowly adjust your bite into this device.  After it is inserted, keep it on your teeth anywhere from 5 minutes to 25 minutes or longer depending on what your teeth need. Take it out after five minutes and “test” your bite. If your bite does not feel ‘regular’ or where it needs to be, for normal chewing put it back into your mouth and adjust your bite to fit the pattern of the device again. Hold it there with moderate pressure until your teeth go back to their normal position that you are used to chewing.  After it is removed just briefly brush the morning aligner and place along with your oral appliance into the container box leaving the lid open and you are good to go. Our tip of the day, use a morning aligner to help prevent side effects from the use of oral appliance therapy for snoring and apnea.

Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois, a premiere snoring and apnea treatment center in Naperville has been providing the CPAP alternative treatment of oral appliance therapy for over 15 years successfully. For more information on this physician recommended treatment option, visit www.TiredOfSnoring.com or call us at (630)369-5508.

Smart Sleep Tip – Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Be Hereditary

Hi I’m Dr. Lydia Sosenko and today’s sleep tip involves the hereditary component of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

If you have been previously diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that often is accompanied with snoring, it is important to know that this condition often runs in families. Although increased weight increases your chance of having obstructive sleep apnea, there’s a lot more involved than this and some people are very thin and have apnea.  There are hereditary attributes such as jaw structures, and other upper anatomy situations that makes one at higher risk for OSA. If you have been previously diagnosed and you are suffering from apnea, or even getting it treated, please talk to your adult kids, parents, or siblings. They are all at high risk for developing sleep apnea as well, and you might want to share that knowledge with them. Thank you and today’s sleep tip is to openly discuss with those close in your family that they are high risk for having obstructive sleep apnea.

Dental Sleep and TMD Center of Illinois, a premiere snoring and apnea treatment center in Naperville has been providing the CPAP alternative treatment of oral appliance therapy for over 15 years successfully. Please call us if you have any questions 630.369.5508.

 

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