You can feel like an all-new person just from getting excellent sleep! At Annapolis Green Dental, we want to help you sleep well using techniques and technology that work with your unique biology. Read through the information on this page to learn why good sleep is so important for your health! And if you want to know how our dentists can help you get better sleep in Annapolis, Maryland, call 410-224-4500 to schedule with Dr. Gena Schultheis and associates.
How Can Sleep Improve Your Health?
Good sleep can have a positive effective on your health in many ways:
- More energy: When you sleep well, your body is able to replenish the energy it needs to stay alert and get things done the next day.
- Weight control: Research shows that people are more likely to struggle with their weight when they do not get enough sleep. This could be due to lack of sleep causing an imbalance in appetite-stimulating hormones.
- Decreased risk of heart disease and stroke: Good sleep can relieve strain on your heart and body, lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Lower stress: When your body is not getting enough sleep, it may become stressed. Better sleep can lower the stress hormones in your system.
- Lower inflammation: When your body is stressed, inflammation can occur. More sleep can reduce stress, which in turn can reduce the inflammation in your body. This can also help your body age more gracefully.
- Better memory: Research shows that our day is processed by our brains while we sleep. Our brain makes important connections between senses, memories, feelings and events. Our memory is not as good if we do not get proper sleep.
- Lower risk for depression: When you sleep more, you might become happier! Sleep can create a better balance of chemicals in the body, including serotonin. A deficiency in serotonin can lead to depression.
- Enhanced body repair: You might think your whole body is relaxing while you are asleep, but this is actually an important time for your body to repair damage from stress, sun exposure and injuries. Protein production increases while you are asleep, which your cells then use to repair damage.
Are you ready to benefit from better sleep? Call to schedule a consultation with our dentists and learn what we can do for you!