As a group, people who struggle with maintaining a healthy weight experience some of the same struggles and challenges. Whether it is acknowledged or it goes unrecognized, one of those challenges can be airway-related and not being able to achieve the quality of sleep the body requires. The inability to do so can set off a domino effect on a person’s overall health and wellness. Without being able to obtain the levels of required quality sleep, the chances of experiencing long term success with weight loss and health goals can be significantly compromised.
A good night’s rest helps keep you healthy and alert. Lack of sleep can leave your feeling lethargic, irritable, and at risk of high blood pressure. Reno sleep dentist, Dr. William Wager, offers advice from Dr. Orfeu Buxton, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, for obtaining the crucial sleep you need.
Years ago I heard Dr. Oz say you can die quicker from a lack of sleep than from a lack of food. I often repeat that to others — mostly because I know how important sleep is to our overall health and I’m trying to make a point. But if I’m going to be honest, I think both I and Dr. Oz are stretching the truth a bit.