How Sleep Helps Overcome Health Issues

Rest and sleep are very important for one’s overall well-being. No matter how busy you are it is imperative to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep for your body and senses to get rejuvenated after a hard day’s work. Every part of your body works just as hard to keep you going, right from the top of your head to your toe nails.
With that said your regular routine also affects your oral health. Your habits, diet, work pressures, and stress impact your dental health and enhances the risk of decay, cavity, infections, TMJ, cold sores, and even tooth loss. Often when you are under stress and do not eat and sleep well, and over time your mouth starts accumulating bacteria and you attract unwanted health problems.
While medications help you get rid of the infections they are more of a measure that is post prohibitive. On the other hand, sleep and rest are preventive measures that can help your body to heal completely.

How Sleep Helps You Get Over Your Dental Problems:

  • De-stress and try to stay calm as much as possible. It helps to reduce the release of bile and other acidic juices that can affect your teeth.
  • No matter how busy and occupied you are, try to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep on a daily basis.
  • A peaceful sound sleep in the correct posture helps your body to relax and rejuvenate. It is important to sleep early and wake up early.
  • Maintain a proper diet. A healthy and a balanced diet with less intake of sugar and caffeine based products helps to keep your system in proper shape.
  • Do not reach a point where your body feels the stress of high blood pressure, higher adrenalin release and faster heartbeat. This is affecting your sleeping pattern, which again will affect your health.
  • Last but not the least, go to sleep with a clean mouth. A proper round of brushing and flossing will ensure good oral hygiene.

About The Author

Dr. Koch

Dr. Robert Koch

Dr. Robert Koch earned a Masters degree in Biomedical Science and Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University. Dr. Koch’s patient-first approach to dentistry is rooted in education for both himself and his patients. Staying up to date with the latest advances in dentistry allows him to offer the best treatment plans for his patients. He aims to educate and inform patients in a comforting environment that allows patients to feel confident in the decision-making process of their treatment.