Cutting edge protocols on preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are revealing steps we can take beyond preventing cognitive decline. You might be wondering why a dentist is talking about how to get a sharper mind. Well, research is clarifying concepts dentists have known for decades.
Numerous evolutionary shifts have taken place that prevent us from breathing properly. You may not even notice you don’t breath well through your nose because from an early age you started breathing through your mouth to compensate for these evolutionary changes.
Impacting between 50 to 70 million Americans, sleep-disordered breathing is proving to be a silent health crisis. Dentists are a patient’s best hope for catching sleep-disordered breathing early and preventing chronic illnesses later in life.
You’ve probably heard this a thousand times before – if you want to be truly healthy, you need to get a solid night’s sleep. Most people still aren’t getting the high-quality sleep they need due to undiagnosed sleep conditions, increased inflammation in the body, and disrupted sleep breathing. In fact, a very recent article by NPR warned that many are “walking through life in an underslept state.”
Did you know that approximately 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder? And of this 70 million, an estimated 80 percent are undiagnosed? And it’s likely that these individuals will remain undiagnosed for the rest of their lives.
Learn how sleep apnea increases inflammation in my podcast with Shirley Gutkowski.