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The Importance of National Sleep Awareness Week

March 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — billpoedds @ 7:53 pm
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Do you view quality sleep as a luxury instead of a necessity? Do personal and professional demands keep you from getting a solid eight hours of rest each night? Can you remember the last time you focused on implementing a healthy sleep schedule? To help people around the world remember just how important a restful night’s sleep is, the National Sleep Foundation has created Sleep Awareness Week, which is seven days dedicated to sleep education and advocacy. Keep reading to learn why quality sleep is so important, how you can get involved, and why treating sleep apnea is an important component!

Why Is Quality Sleep So Important?

If you’re like most people, going to bed at a decent time is the first thing to go when you feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Instead, you rely on coffee and sheer willpower to blow through all your to-dos. However, burning out is inevitable since your body needs time to rest and recharge. Contrary to popular belief, sleep can actually help you reach your goals because quality rest:

  • Improves concentration and productivity.
  • Maximizes athletic performance.
  • Helps boost your mental health.
  • Regulates your weight.
  • Enhances your immune system.

What Is Sleep Awareness Week?

Did you know that a recent poll revealed that the first response Americans have to feeling sleepy is to “shake it off”? It’s alarming statistics like these that prompted the National Sleep Foundation to dedicate an entire week solely to sleep education and advocacy. Throughout Sleep Awareness Week, they’ll be posting fun sleep tips and infographics to remind you and your loved ones just how important sleep health really is.

How Can You Get Help for Sleep Apnea?

Currently, roughly 22 million Americans have sleep apnea. This prevalent condition can not only negatively impact your quality of sleep, but if neglected, it can wreak havoc on your overall wellbeing. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment today is incredibly effective and discreet. Modern oral appliances are custom-made to open up your airways so you can sleep soundly throughout the night – without interrupting you or others in your household!

Although the hustle and bustle of everyday life can be overwhelming, it is important not to let your sleep schedule fall to the backburner. If you need motivation to prioritize your sleep health, participate in Sleep Awareness Week with the National Sleep Foundation!

About the Author

Dr. William C. Poe V graduated from USC Dental School, and he has been helping patients improve their oral health, achieve their smile goals, and regain a restful night’s sleep ever since. Throughout his career, he has stayed at the forefront of his field by maintaining an active membership with multiple professional organizations and taking advanced training at some of the most prestigious institutions, including the Las Vegas Institute. If you believe you may be struggling with undiagnosed sleep apnea or are simply interested in learning more about treatment, visit his website or give him a call at 562-594-5067.

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