Restless Sleep

A tired woman resting her head on her hand with her eyes closed
Most of the time, we don’t even think about our breathing as we move about daily life, because breathing is usually effortless. We don’t notice the involuntary process unless some issue has occurred.

A healthy breathing cycle has a lot to do with a person’s quality of life in general, which becomes apparent when breathing cycles are disrupted. For example, you might notice that you’re exceptionally tired in the mornings, even after allegedly getting a full night’s sleep. You may find that you’re having more headaches than usual, or you’re struggling to remain focused on your assigned tasks at work or school.

Though you might not have concluded the cause of the issue yet, you may be noticing the effects of a breathing-related condition.

Dr Phillips studying sleep dentistry at his office
When normal, healthy breathing occurs during sleep, the body is easily able to go into regular sleep cycles. These sleep cycles allow you to fall into a deep sleep each night and wake up feeling refreshed. However, if you’re not breathing normally while you sleep, you’re likely experiencing restlessness that impacts your body’s ability to refresh. Interrupted breathing may be caused by snoring, sleep apnea, or other sleeping disorders, which can contribute to the following health issues:
  • Frequent headaches
  • Irritability
  • Chronic drowsiness during the day
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
If you find that you’re having a difficult time staying awake and alert during the day, you might be experiencing disordered breathing during sleep. As such, we welcome you to reach out to our office to schedule a consultation.

We are well-equipped to identify breathing-related issues in our patients, as well as utilizing effective, non-invasive treatment solutions. Dr. Phillips carefully analyzes each patient’s teeth, jaws, and airway to determine the exact cause of breathing-induced restless sleep issues so that treatments can work as effectively as possible.

Our office is dedicated to improving sleep breathing quality so that our patients can enjoy a full night’s sleep. Give our office a call at 202-463-2090 and one of our helpful front desk staff members will assist you in scheduling an appointment at your convenience.