Sleep Apnea: Get Your Z’s During Thanksgiving

thanksgivinggourdsThere’s something nice and cozy about the sleepy feeling you get after you pack away all the Thanksgiving favorites you can fit into your belly. What’s not so nice, however, is feeling completely exhausted the next day because, though you felt tired, you didn’t make it through the night with solid sleep. For sleep apnea sufferers, getting through Thanksgiving can be a breeze or it can end up becoming quite chaotic. Allow us to help you navigate using your sleep apnea treatment through this and other holidays.

Avoid The Sleep Interrupters

Sleep apnea is your number one enemy when it comes to making it through the night. However, there are some other not-so-nice factors that can come into play, making your nightly rest worse. First, you know that you must use your sleep apnea treatment for successful sleep. However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore other risk factors. Instead, remain mindful of your usual lifestyle choices, even on Thanksgiving. Think over the following, for example:

  • Just because it’s a holiday doesn’t mean drinking wine won’t contribute to poor sleep.
  • Changing up your schedule and relying on sleeping pills to regulate your sleep isn’t a good idea. It will relax you enough to fall asleep but it will relax your throat muscles, too.

Don’t Change Your Treatment Habits

You’re using your sleep apnea treatment on a nightly basis. That means that you wear your mouth guard every night. If you forget about doing this (or you forget to bring your treatment appliance with you when you travel for the holiday), you will likely not sleep very well. Don’t interrupt treatment that is working for you. Keep your treatment with you and keep its significance in mind, so you are sure to follow through.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.