April 4, 2013
It can be disastrous trying to sleep next to a snorer. No matter how hard you try to get to sleep, the loud and obnoxious snores won’t let you. You may secure some temporary relief by prodding the snorer awake or rolling him or her over, but within a few minutes, without fail, the orchestra of saws will start up again.
It can be very difficult not to let such frustrations creep into a relationship, and work and home lives may suffer as your fuse grows shorter and shorter as you become more and more sleep deprived. But what can you do short of finding new sleeping arrangements? Your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, discusses the causes of those nighttime symphonies and what kind of treatment can stop snoring. (more…)
March 7, 2013
Do you get prodded and poked throughout the night by an annoyed spouse? “Roll over. You’re snoring again.” Situations like these can be very frustrating because you have no way to control whether or not you snore. Thankfully, your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, can help. She discusses snoring, its causes, and how you can stop by answering your most frequently asked questions about snoring. (more…)
January 23, 2013
Americans leads incredibly busy lives. Between the demands of work, family, and leisure activities, it seems we never get any down time. Unfortunately, this on-the-go lifestyle can have a significantly negative impact on your ability to get a good night’s sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 48% of American adults report having occasional insomnia and many of them turn to over-the-counter sleep aids as a way to get the sleep they need. While OTC sleep aids can help you fall asleep, they can also cause problems. Your Erlanger dentist, Dr. Darlene Sand Wall, discusses the impact OTC sleep aids can have on oral health and offers some solutions to help you rest. (more…)
August 17, 2012
On average, school-aged children up to the age of 12 should get about ten hours of sleep a night. Ten consecutive hours of sleep, however, can be difficult to achieve, even for a kid. Although children are usually more resilient than their adult counterparts, sleep deprivation affects their minds and bodies in much the same way as it does their parents. Erlanger, Kentucky dentist Dr. Sand Wall gives these tips for helping your child sleep better at night.
Many factors can keep children from the restful sleep they need. If their wakefulness is accompanied by fever, persistent cough, or other signs of illness, you should consult a physician immediately. However, if your child remains awake but appears otherwise healthy, then you may be able help resolve the issue. Create a sleep-friendly environment in your child’s room. Comfortable pajamas and a quiet ambience work wonders at lulling children to sleep. Close the door to your child’s room to block out noise from other members of the household who have not yet gone to bed. (more…)