The professionals at Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine in Canton, Ohio work with patients in Massillon, Ohio, North Canton, Ohio, and throughout the Stark County, Ohio area to improve their day-to-day living by helping them to overcome sleep issues and achieve healing, restorative sleep.
Have you had to call technical support for your computer? If you have, you know the first thing they’re going to ask you, right? “Have you tried turning it off, and then turning it back on again?” And it’s not just computers. As soon as something with a rechargeable battery or a motor begins to malfunction—television, cell phone, even our cars—the first thing we do is turn it off and turn it back on. What’s really funny about that is how often it actually works! So, why is that? Well, it’s kind of like hitting the reset button. In fact, sometimes, it’s literally a matter of hitting a reset button. When you reset, restart, turn off and back on, it’s a way of allowing the device to take a momentary break from all of those background processes, and start fresh (and hopefully, correctly). But, did you know that the human body has its own kind of reset button? It’s your sleep cycle, and Dr. John T. Given and the staff at Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine want to make sure that yours is the best it can be.
What’s the big deal about sleep? Well, let’s go back. Way back… Think about a newborn baby. A newborn baby sleeps an average total of sixteen to eighteen hours per day. During sleep, their bodies are still working; they’re absorbing nutrients, growing, and giving their quickly developing brains necessary rest. Now, jump ahead a few years. It’s dinner time, and you’ve got a cranky toddler on your hands. What’s one your first thoughts? “Someone didn’t get their nap today…” Or probably something similar. The truth is, things don’t change all that much as we get older. When we don’t receive the proper amount of deep, restorative sleep, we become irritable. We feel like we’re off our game. Simple tasks can become daunting and minor annoyances are suddenly enormous inconveniences.
And those are just the immediately noticeable effects. Long-term sleep deprivation or interrupted sleep can cause disturbances throughout the body. Your ability to fight off infection is reduced because your immune system is not functioning properly. You may feel depressed, anxious, or overly sensitive or emotional because chemicals and hormones are not being produced and reabsorbed in the correct quantities. The longer you live with insomnia, sleep apnea, or any other sleep disorder, the more severe these and other issues can become. The good news is that, like so many of your gadgets and devices, support is available. The number for the help desk is 330.479.3333, and “operators” are standing by!
They have a motto at Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine. It seems like a simple thing, but to many patients, it’s a revelation: You don’t have to live with it! And just because you always have, doesn’t mean you always should. Many times, we visit our physicians for treatment of a condition that may be a symptom in itself, as opposed to the root of the problem. Dr. Given believes that ensuring that your body and especially your brain are receiving the healing and restorative sleep they need in order to function at their optimal capacity. In other words, sleep is how YOU recharge. Does he believe that sleep issues are responsible for all ailments? Absolutely not. However, it is a good place to start the investigation!
So, if someone in your North Canton, Ohio home has told you that you snore or you’ve spent a full eight hours in your Massillon, Ohio bed with no recollection of waking, but still feel tired, call the sleep issues help desk! If you dread the Canton, Ohio sunrise because you know you haven’t had a night of healing, restorative sleep, call for technical support! Let the professionals at Stark County, Ohio’s Allergy Respiratory & Sleep Medicine help you on your path to being bright-eyed and bushy-tailed today! Call 330.479.3333 to schedule your appointment!