It seems like fewer and fewer people are sleeping soundly these days. In fact, more than 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long term sleep disorders - and an additional 20 million report occasional sleeping problems according to the National Institutes of Health.
Stress: A major factor in sleeplessness - and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
We’ve all been stressed out at times and had a hard time falling sleep at night. An occasional night like that is okay, but the problem is when you suffer from chronic stress - and sleeplessness. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common sleep disorder by far, is characterized by loud snoring and pauses in breathing, which can be fatal if left untreated.
According to sleep experts, there is a strong connection between stress and OSA. When stress leads to depression, and depression in turn leads to lack of interest in exercising and eating healthy -- which is often the case -- a person can easily become overweight. And being overweight is the number one cause of OSA.
What’s the solution?
Of course, there’s no simple remedy to stress and depression - but there are proven solutions to OSA - and the Project Rose Sleep Program is dedicated to state-of-the-art solutions, including customized dental appliances that open the breathing passages during sleep. Dental appliances are an excellent alternative to CPAP machines, which many find to be cumbersome, uncomfortable and hard to sleep with. At Project Rose, our sleep specialists will conduct a sleep study to first see if you do have OSA - and if so, will refer you to a dentist, who will custom create your dental appliance.
Additional help we offer at Project Rose
As mentioned, being overweight is the number one cause of OSA. At Project Rose Institute for Sport Science, our Sleep Program is just one of four Optimum Health Programs we offer for your health and well-being. For those suffering from OSA, our Health and Wellness Program is an ideal counterpart to our Sleep Program. Our Health and Wellness Program is a comprehensive initiative designed to maintain and improve well-being through proper diet, exercise, stress management, and illness prevention. The program includes weight loss education, fitness challenges, and physical therapy.
At Project Rose, we also offer an array of fitness activities, including yoga, group fitness and Pilates. Any or all of these activities in conjunction with our Sleep and Health and Wellness Programs will offer someone with OSA a comprehensive program to help get back on track to enjoying sound sleep and better overall health.
Call the pros at the Project Rose today!
Don’t let stress and OSA keep you awake at night. Schedule an appointment with Project Rose Institute for Sport Science, your premier one-stop destination for sleep and stress solutions! Contact us today!