Sleep Disorders

Premier Health’s sleep centers can help you with comprehensive sleep care and a wide range of sleep-disorder testing.

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When you can’t sleep, your normal life may feel overwhelming and your overall health may suffer. But we can help you get the sleep that you need. Our sleep specialists will care for you, from testing to diagnosis to treatment. With top specialists, advanced tools, and attention to your comfort, our sleep centers are nationally recognized. And four centers around the Dayton region means you're not far from help. We’re committed to caring for you and improving your sleep.

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Please call us if you need sleep help. We’ll help you take your next step in getting the rest you need. For those in or near Dayton, call (937) 208-2515(937) 208-2515. If you are north of Dayton, call (937) 734-6180(937) 734-6180. And, if you are closer to Troy, call (937) 440-7168(937) 440-7168.

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Conditions

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring

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10 Strategies for Better Sleep

A good long snooze gives your body the time it needs to rest, recover and grow. For the average adult, about eight hours of sleep a night is best.

You have to make sleep a priority.

You can help your body tune into its natural rhythms for sleep. Light and darkness signal to your body when it’s time to wake up or go to bed. Morning light triggers a natural clock inside your brain to begin raising body temperature and releasing stimulating hormones. Likewise, when your surroundings are dark and dim, that clock tells your brain to release a hormone called melatonin to make you sleepy.

Too often, those natural rhythms need help. “Sleep deprivation is such a common problem in America due to the fact pace of society. As a result, Americans develop what is called accumulated sleep debt.

You can overcome that sleep debt, but you have to make sleep a priority. How?

These 10 tips can put you on the path to sound sleep habits:10 Strategies for Better Sleep - In Content

  • Set a sleep schedule. Try to go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning. Aim to stay within an hour of your schedule, even on weekends.
  • Make sure your bed is comfortable.
  • Create 30 minutes to an hour of quiet time before bedtime. Mansi Amin, DO, Oakwood Primary Care, explains, “Your brain needs to relax. You need to give it some time to wind down. So, you need to start dimming the lights. Turn off your TV, turn off your phone, so that bright light or sound from those devices doesn’t cause your brain to be stimulated.”
  • Be sure your bedroom supports sound sleep. Dr. Amin explains how your surroundings can sabotage slumber.

    Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

    How do environmental factors affect your sleep patterns and what are some environmental changes a person can make to help them fall asleep or stay asleep?

    If it’s not the right temperature then you will have difficulty falling asleep. If it’s too cold, obviously you’re going to shiver, if it’s too hot, then you’re going to sweat and you’re going to be very uncomfortable. If there’s too much light in the room, that’s a stimulant to your brain and you’re not going to be able to fall asleep. So you need to turn things off.

    Well, other things you can do, to help you relax are, following, simple relaxation techniques that you can find in a yoga book or in a yoga video online. Another thing you can do is certain scents can help you fall asleep better, such as lavender.

    What they refer to as white noise. Some people need that background noise so that it, everything else is cancelled out. Such as slamming the door or sirens from the outside. So that TV noise can cancel those big sounds out and they are able to fall asleep faster [for some].

     
    Keep your bedroom quiet, dark and neither too hot nor too cold. Use darkening shades to block streetlights and early morning light. Block sounds with earplugs, a fan or noise machine. These methods may be especially helpful if you work second or third shift and have to alter your body’s natural responses to light and dark.
  • Try gentle stretching, breathing or relaxation techniques to calm your mind and body before you go to bed.
  • Avoid heavy or large meals and alcohol for a few hours before bedtime. Also, avoid drinking liquids two to three hours before you sleep to limit the number of times you need to get up to use the bathroom.
  • Avoid nicotine and caffeine — stimulants that can interfere with sleep — at least a few hours before bedtime. Coffee, certain pain relievers and decongestants, soda and tea, and even chocolate all may contain caffeine and prevent you from falling asleep.
  • Spend time outside every day you can, and add some physical activity to your daily routine (but not too close to bedtime). Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, jogging, or swimming can help you fall asleep faster, get more deep sleep, and awaken less often during the night.
  • Don’t nap; in the afternoon or especially in the evening. If you absolutely have to recharge during the day, limit an afternoon nap to 15 or 20 minutes.
  • If you get into bed and cannot fall asleep after 20 minutes (or you wake up and can’t get back to sleep), get up and return to another space in the house to do a relaxing activity, such as reading or listening to music. Lying in bed awake too long can promote a link in your brain between your bed and being awake.
Small Steps: Pull over.
If your eyes droop while you’re driving, pull over to a safe spot and take a 15-20 minute nap.

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