Biweekly newsletter of Better Sleep Inc. -
Published December 8th, 2022
The Holiday season is here and with it come all the joyful moments we share together, thankfully, after the not too distant isolation of our shared pandemic experience. It’s easy to be grateful surrounded by loved ones and the ambiance of holiday glow but the underlying stresses of the season can come at the cost of our health. Managing stress and better sleep go hand and hand but this is easier said than done! The holidays serve up a unique set of challenges when it comes to maintaining our good health and putting our best face forward. Better Sleep is the foundation for getting through cold and flu season with all the added viruses rearing their ugly spike proteins at your immune system. For people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disturbances, achieving better sleep is that much more important!
Paying attention to the warning signs your body provides, like snoring, can actually be a life saving measure! Snoring is a precursor to obstructive sleep apnea, a condition characterized by the recurrent obstruction of the upper airway during sleep resulting in a lack of oxygen that can have serious health consequences. If you or your partner snore, talk to your doctor about obstructive sleep apnea. Treating OSA is like giving a gift to your heart this holiday season, and giving your partner the gift of better sleep as a result! In fact, sleep has been proven to play an integral part of our relationships! When sleep deprivation persists, we’re much more likely to overreact to circumstances that usually wouldn’t leave us aggravated. According to Neurologist Christopher Winter, “All of the things it takes to make a relationship work are probably completely decimated by lack of sleep.”