How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Quality sleep is vital to your long-term health. At Bogrow & Associates we want you to wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. While the exact amount of sleep needed varies from person to person, everyone needs sufficient sleep to stay happy and healthy. Age is a major factor that can affect the amount of sleep you need. Let’s explore how age impacts sleep and how many people are actually getting enough sleep. Age Different age groups have different sleep requirements. While some may need more than others, it doesn’t change the fact that every person young or old needs to get enough to live life to the fullest. Infants and Children Babies and small children need the most sleep out of everyone. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, infants aged between four and twelve months old need as much as 16 hours of sleep every day, and by the age of three to five years, they still need at least 10-13 hours of sleep. Teens For people aged 13-18, the National Sleep Foundation recommends between eight to ten hours of sleep a night. Unsurprisingly, according to the CDC, a majority of this group is not getting enough sleep. Adults While adults need less sleep than teens, they still need at least seven hours every night. According to the CDC, adults aged 18-60 need at least seven hours of sleep, adults aged 61-64 need seven to nine hours, and adults 65 and older need seven to eight hours. Do Most Americans Get Enough Sleep? While we know how much sleep people should be getting,...

Effective Sleep Apnea Mouthpiece Treatments

Why Patients Are Using Oral Appliances Over CPAP Oral appliance therapy is a viable treatment that works to correct nighttime snoring and disruptive sleep disorders, like obstructive sleep apnea. Worn during your night’s sleep, the dental mouthpiece fits similarly as to a sports mouth guard. The mouthpiece keeps your bottom jaw pulled slightly forward to help keep your airway unobstructed and open while you sleep. Patients have been altering to this treatment instead of CPAP because they are much more comfortable and convenient. CPAP may work for many, but others find these machines to be claustrophobic, noisy, and unbearable to wear as they try to sleep. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bogrow if you’ve tried CPAP and desire to obtain an alternative effective treatment for your snoring and sleep apnea. Discover Relief for Your Snoring & Sleep Seeking treatment for your severe snoring can lead to the discovery of a sleep disorder that you may not be aware of. A sleep study done by your physician is the first step to receiving an official diagnosis and effective treatment. Dr. Bogrow and his fellow associates offer a variety of dental mouthpieces that help alleviate your snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. Improve your sleep and quality of life by learning more about our treatments and see which one will work best for you. Here are the different types of oral appliances we offer at Michigan Sleep Apnea Center: SomnoDent® The SUAD™ Device The Narval™ The EMA The Tap 3 The Benefits of a Sleep Apnea Dental Mouthpiece Oral mouthpieces are silent, easy-to-use, small and convenient to take anywhere you go, and...
Is Your Snoring a Sign of a Serious Health Problem? [Update]

Is Your Snoring a Sign of a Serious Health Problem? [Update]

Snoring is one of the most common sleep problems in the United States. People snore when the soft tissues of the upper airway vibrate as you breathe during sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, an estimated 90 million adults in the United States snore. There are many factors that can contribute to snoring and this can be a warning sign for serious sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea. We’ve put together a list of some of the top contributors that lead to snoring and ways to reduce its effects. An estimated 50% of those that snore also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. These tips can help to reduce snoring. That said, they are not a replacement for sleep apnea treatment. If you think you may have obstructive sleep apnea, schedule a visit with Dr. Bogrow to find the treatment that will help you to reclaim your sleep. Sleep Position One major factor that can contribute to snoring is your sleep position. If you tend to sleep on your back, it may be one of the reasons you snore. When you sleep on your back, your tongue can collapse to the back of your throat, interfering with your breathing and causing you to snore. Some may find relief from snoring by sleeping on their side. Others may snore in any position. Heavy snoring, regardless of your sleeping position, is a sign that you should get tested for obstructive sleep apnea. Weight Your weight is another factor that may be contributing to your snoring. Obesity can cause extra tissue to develop around your neck which can then constrict your throat...

Oral Appliance to Treat Sleep Apnea

The Advantages Oral Appliance Therapy is the newest, non-invasive remedy that works for both men and women alike. An Oral appliance is comfortable to wear, very quiet, portable and easy to care for. Visiting the Dentist Your dentist will work with your sleep doctor in order to treat both snoring and sleep apnea. The initial consultation will revolve around discussing the benefits of this type of treatment, as well as any side effects and the total cost. If you decide to move forward, your dentist will complete a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth, jaw, tongue, and airway. This may also include a new-x-ray of your mouth. Customizing your Oral Appliance in 3 Simple Steps There are two different ways to customize your oral appliance. The first is a digital scan and the second option is a physical impression. Both are reliable ways to properly fit the appliance for you, but the choice is up to what your doctor has in his office. After the impression (digital scan) is made, it will then be sent to a dental lab where the appliance will actually be created. The third and final step in this process is after your dentist receives the completed appliance back from the lab he will work with you to help adjust the fit to make it as comfortable as possible. During this visit, your dentist will explain and possibly show you how to properly clean and maintain your appliance. Take our Free Sleep Apnea Assessment...

Oral Appliance Therapy Guideline Released

The Guideline, jointly issued by the AADSM and AASM, is great news for both patients who are CPAP intolerant, and dentists who deliver Dental Sleep Medicine. This Guideline is great news for patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as it endorses a more collaborative approach between the dental and medical communities. The Guideline specifically supports a qualified dentist fabricating a custom, titrate-able device, once a sleep physician prescribes an oral appliance for the treatment of OSA. AADSM President Kathleen Bennett, DDS. states “Communication and teamwork between sleep physicians and dentists are essential in delivering exceptional patient care. The new Guideline paves the way for a more collaborative relationship, which underscores the indispensable role a dentist plays in the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” Earl K Bogrow DDS is a Diplomate of the prestigious American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, and now dedicates his practice exclusively to Oral Appliance Therapy for OSA &...

2014 Make-A-Wish 300 Mile Bicycle Ride

  Dr. Bogrow participated in the Make-A- Wish 300 mile bicycle ride July 25-27. This is the 8th consecutive year I have rode in honor of my niece Lily who is one of the success cases in which after being diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2007 and several surgeries and chemotherapy later is now a healthy 16 year old High School senior. This year the 950 riders raised over $2 million dollars for Make -A-Wish kids in Michigan with life threatening conditions. You could also go to wishamile.org website to get more detailed info about the...