from Dr. Hitesh K. Patel.
We all know your body needs oxygen for a number of good reasons.
Sleeping is the important time of day your body needs to repair itself through the oxygen circulating in your blood flow. If you don’t get adequate sleep or adequate oxygen from frequent stoppages of unrestricted breathing, your body can’t repair itself. It’s not just enough to be resting in bed. Hours of actual sleep might not even be enough if they are not quality hours of deep stage sleep.
Breathing problems like snoring and sleep apnea now affect as much as 20% of the adult population in the U.S. And it may be an even bigger issue with children as their bodies are still growing in direct relation to the levels of oxygen they get during the night.
The following chart shows the hours of quality sleep that is recommended for people at various ages:
Don’t ignore the signs.
If you, a loved one or partner don’t believe you’re getting enough quality sleep each night, give us a call. Come in for a free consultation and find out how much better your health and your life can become when you get the right amount of oxygen your body craves each night.