Assessment Results

Low probability of sleep-disordered breathing

Based on your answers, you do not appear to have sleep-disordered breathing.

Symptoms associated with sleep-disordered breathing such as upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) or sleep apnea include debilitating daytime fatigue and sleepiness, choking or gasping during sleep, frequent arousal from sleep, morning headaches, poor concentration, high blood pressure, and obesity.

If you feel fatigued during the day, it may be due to other factors, such as lifestyle choices, diet, and even stress- or nutrition-based insomnia.

Next Steps

Because nutrition plays a huge role in sleep quality, follow these steps to improve your healthy eating habits and enhance your chances of achieving more rejuvenating sleep:

No liquids or stimulants before bedtime
Stop drinking liquids at least two hours before bed to eliminate the need for middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks, and stop consuming caffeine and other stimulants ten hours before bed.

Watch what you eat at night
Avoid super spicy foods if you find they interrupt your sleep, and keep the last meal of the day light to reduce chance of indigestion. If you’re hungry before bed, however, have a healthy snack! This will help ensure your body doesn’t become hypoglycemic during the night and wake you up looking for food.

Eliminate processed foods
Incorporating more organic whole foods into your diet instead of processed foods is not only good for your overall health and well-being, but it also will help avoid many dental issues that can contribute to insomnia.

Read more about cultivating healthier sleeping habits and overcoming sleep-disordered breathing in my upcoming book, Stop the Snore! Dental Solutions for Healthy Sleep.

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