3665 E. 11 Mile Road . Warren, MI 48092 - Get Directions

Schedule Consultation . 586-573-0438

Michigan Head & Neck Institute

TMJ Blog

05. 10. 2018

Physicians Only

Lack of Sleep Effects on Brain

The long-term effect of insignificant oxygenation to individual cells in our body and lack of sleep has been shown to initiate the degradation of organs on a cellular basis.  Chronically sleep-deprived people are impaired – both physically and mentally. Cognitive function and mood suffers. In addition, liver cells, brain cells, kidney cells, etc. require a continual replenishment of oxygen, concomitant with a release and exhalation of carbon dioxide.  Improper oxygenation reduces REM sleep, and without proper REM sleep, death creeps closer on a daily basis.


Click here to read the full article.


Share This Post with Friends:

Newsletter Sign-Up

Sign-up for specials and information.

© Copyright 1985 - 2019 Michigan Head & Neck Institute | Powered by Momentum.

The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Disclaimer: This site contains selective use of the term 'specialist.' There is no recognized specialty in TMJ. For more information, please contact us.