What is Sleep Hygiene?
Sleeping feels pretty simple and straightforward, but there's a lot going on. There's your body position, your mattress, pillow types and arrangement, temperature, distractions in the room, and dietary and physical elements which all affect our sleep.
Sleep Hygiene looks at all these things. Dr. Fisch can explain how all these parts work together to aid or hinder your personal quality of sleep. She can then work with you on ways to improve each area. This is how we offer complete care and help you achieve better breathing and better health as a result of better sleep.
With the combination of both oral appliance therapy and sleep hygiene, we believe you will get the most out of your overall treatment.
Get more information by contacting our office. We're happy to answer your questions!
Additional Aspects to Oral Appliance Therapy
Dr. Judi and her staff will work with you on other aspects that affect your sleep.
- The position you sleep in at night, your sleep schedule, and your sleep environment
- Trying to breathe through your nose at night and keeping lips closed around your oral appliance
- Providing you with suggestions to aide in nasal breathing
- Chin straps and mouth tape to aide in lip seal
- Adjuncts to help with side sleeping
- Information about sleep hygiene
Many other factors can affect one's sleep and our goal is to help you address the whole picture and not just give you an oral appliance.
It is a bigger picture and the oral appliance alone will not be as effective as addressing the other pieces of the puzzle.
Have questions? Wondering if you're a good candidate
for oral appliance therapy? We're here to help!