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The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

There is a long list of benefits to getting a good night’s sleep, all of which revolve around preserving the overall health of your body.  Sleep brings you the ability to feel refreshed, energized, and allows you to function at 100% each day. Sleep is a piece of the body’s clock that helps maintain your blood-sugar levels, which helps explain why people with irregular schedules can be connected to serious mental illnesses.   

You probably have an intuitive understanding already. Losing sleep can cause you to lose focus, become more susceptible to getting sick, and can lead to other comorbidities. Houston Advanced Nose & Sinus knows too well that one of the common culprits is allergies along with their direct detriment on your sinuses, which can lead to unrelenting effects while you are awake, and when you try to sleep.

How Sinuses Affect You

Sinuses are hollow spaces between your eyes, in the forehead, and behind your cheekbones which are filled with mucous to keep the inside of your nose moist. They act as passageways for all of the busy bodies of your immune system in order to readily transport from one place to the next. Allergens such as pollen, dust, or other pollutants stimulate your immune system to release additional mucus which can lead to these sinuses becoming inflamed or blocked. As a result, you can experience a chronic sinus infection, anosmia, as well as facial pressure, headaches, and general fatigue. Conditions such as a deviated septum can worsen existing symptoms, creating a total blockage, like a road that’s under construction, creating alternate routes for your body’s immune system that can lead to decreased effectiveness in getting where they need to go. These effects are not limited to waking hours. In addition, they tend to worsen at night when you lay down.

Houston Advanced Nose & Sinus Can Help

A rhinologist offers a variety of solutions that can help you breathe better now. Dr. Kuperan’s scope of expertise involves treating multiple nose & sinus conditions, advanced endoscopic sinus surgery, and in-office balloon sinuplasty.  Each sinus condition demands a unique approach, and Dr. Kuperan is trained to recognize the appropriate procedure to get you breathing right. With the relief of bringing your sinuses under control, you are guaranteed a good night’s rest.

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