Ensuring that we get our recommended eight hours of sleep each night can be tough, with many of us juggling work and childcare. For many people, there simply do not seem to be enough hours in the day and studies have shown that approximately one third of adults get less than seven hours of sleep.
As well as having an impact on our brain activity and general functionality, a lack of sleep can increase the risk of heart disease and strokes. Your teeth and gums can also be at risk, with research showing that insufficient sleep can lead to cavities and gum disease.
Keep your dentist happy and your smile gleaming by following these tips for a good night’s sleep:
– Try to establish a bedtime routine at a set time, allowing you to get between seven and eight hours sleep on a regular basis.
– Avoid eating for two hours before sleep.
– Turn electronic devices off in plenty of time, as these can stimulate the brain and make it more difficult to sleep.
Aim for 7-8 hours every night to protect your body and your teeth!
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