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Treatment for Lyme Disease Sleep Disorders

I sat down with Cindy Kennedy, FNP, of Cindy Kennedy’s Living with Lyme Disease to discuss Lyme disease and how to help patients get better sleep.

Airway Centric Dentistry

I had the chance to speak with Dr. Howard Farran, FNP, of Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran to discuss airway health and how it affects your sleep.

Muscle Medicine

28 How The Way You Breathe Could Be Harming You with Dr. Michael Gelb. Listen to this poidcast and learn all about breathing!

Quality sleep will boost your immune system and allow your body to more readily fight off infectious disease. A good night’s sleep will reduce the harmful effects of stress on the brain, heart and respiratory system.

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Patients,

The Gelb Center is open for essential procedures. We are a first-line healthcare provider for airway, breathing, sleep, and pain as well as troubling ear symptoms such as fullness, ringing and ear pain, which cannot be ignored.

Here are some guidelines for essential vs nonessential procedures and visits: - If you are in pain which is affecting your sleep, stress or quality of life this could affect your immune system and is considered essential. Jaw locking, pain on chewing and an inability to open your mouth is considered an essential visit. - Snoring, sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome with unrefreshing sleep and fatigue is certainly essential. The attachment below describes the relationship between nitric oxide and obstructive sleep apnea as it relates to your immune system. - Insertions of appliances and devices are necessary and essential. - We are offering Zoom video consults and follow-ups for those outside New York or those who cannot easily get to our NYC or White Plains offices. - CDC recommends canceling all nonessential follow up appointments. Nonessential appointments would be defined as patients whose chief complaints have been alleviated and are doing well. Our team will be following up with all existing patients to monitor your chief complaints and problem list. - Nonessential visits should be postponed in line with CDC guidelines related to social distancing and traveling. We are concerned that travel increases infection chances. - Patients will be prescreened the day before their visit about symptoms, travel, contacts, etc and when they arrive their temperature is taken. - There are wipes and sanitizers all over the office and everything from keyboards, pens, cell phones and surfaces is wiped down with a vigor never seen before.
We are here for you. Please do not hesitate calling our team if you have any questions regarding your symptoms or next appointment.

Contact information is linked in our bio.

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Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center discovered that while you sleep, your brain washes away toxins that contribute to the loss of brain function and Alzheimer’s disease.

A study on mice shows a system in the brain similar to the lymphatic system that opens during sleep and flushes the brain with fluids to clear out toxic by-products of the day’s neural activity. This nightly self-cleaning keeps our mind healthy and sharp as we age.

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Sleep has never been more important. Here are our most concrete recommendations for getting some: ➡️Set a consistent wake up time
➡️Make it dark
➡️Try some white noise
➡️Don't nap more than 10-20 minutes
➡️Set a curfew for electronics

For more, click the link in our bio.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/style/self-care/sleep-tips-benefits-coronavirus.html?referringSource=articleShare

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Oral microbiome, oral microbiota or oral microflora refers to the microorganisms found in the human oral cavity, but what are the functions?

Link in bio.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6503789/

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Breastfeeding goes back thousands of years, as in other mammalian species for good reason. At birth, the infant is nourished by breastfeeding which coordinates the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and orofacial reflexes. There is obligate nasal breathing in the human infant during the first 6 months of breast suckling achieved through an epiglottic-palatal lock. The breast is milked against a flat hard palate while nasal breathing proceeds uninterrupted.

The tongue must contact the hard palate during feeding and swallowing for proper oronasal and maxillary development. Humans are preferentially encoded according to Singh to suckle from the mammary glands at birth. The posterior pharyngeal airway and nasal airway are enhanced with breastfeeding.

Bottle feeding alters the environment for achieving an ideal oronasal complex and posterior pharyngeal airway. There is no need for suckling with an artificial nipple, and the swallowing mechanism is altered as well as nasal breathing patterns. The bones “deform” around the artificial nipple, the tongue is displaced, and the teeth erupt abnormally.

A recent study showed that 90% of young children developed malocclusion before age 5, correlated with 90% bottle feeding. The bottle feeders are more prone to oral respiration or mouth breathing and will develop class 2 or retrognathic profiles.

Without the tongue up to the palate, pressing on the palate during feeding, functional development does not take place, which leads to a vaulted, narrow, constricted palate with increases nasal resistance. This leads to upper airway resistance syndrome and nasal obstruction.

Click the link in our bio for more.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/importance-of-breastfeeding/

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Giving your body a break from digesting can allow it to use the energy for otherwise neglected processes such as recovery and reducing inflammation.

Begin with limiting your eating window to 12 hours per day. When you feel ready you can limit it to 8 hours of eating per day and 16 hours of fasting.

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Corona Viruses are inhibited by nitric oxide in research studies dating back to 2004 and 2005. Circulating nitric oxide is suppressed in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This can be reversed with the use of Nasal CPAP and Mandibular advancement devices (MAD). These treatments enhance endothelial function, allowing blood vessels to dilate and therefore increase blood flow to the heart, lungs and brain.

Link in bio for more.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/breathing-sleep-and-corona-covid-19/

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"I would go from relaxed to struggling to breathe in a matter of minutes. I failed to recognize that this could be a sign of a serious problem and tried home remedies for my exhaustion and snoring, like attaching a tennis ball to the back of my pajamas so that I wouldn’t sleep on my back. It turned out, I had sleep apnea." Read more on Cathy de la Cruz's journey to sleep apnea diagnosis and wearing a CPAP machine, link in bio via @allure.

https://www.allure.com/story/sleep-apnea-and-cpap-machine

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Quality restorative sleep is fundamental for your health.

Not only does a lack of sleep fuel inflammation which can lead to other health concerns, but it can also suppress the immune system, which is critical in keeping you safe and healthy.

Comment "YES" in the comments if you're willing to commit to two weeks of better sleep!

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What's your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Do you spend it with family? Craft? Workout?

Share with us in the comments!

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Keeping a healthy immune system is always important, but particularly with COVID-19 spreading, and new cases popping up every day.

These 10 tips are an easy place to start, if you're not doing already: ➡️ Sleep!
➡️ Proper hygiene
➡️ Eat a healthy diet
➡️ Exercise regularly
➡️ Don't smoke
➡️ (When safe) don't isolate yourself
➡️ Manage stress
➡️ Get your vitamin D
➡️ Drink only moderately, if at all
➡️ Consider probiotics

Link in bio for more details.

https://www.hosthealthcare.com/blog/10-ways-to-improve-your-immune-system/

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Drinking enough water will flush your body of toxins and help with the absorption of vitamins and minerals.

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"Nitric oxide is a molecule that’s produced naturally by your body, and it’s important for many aspects of your health.

Its most important function is vasodilation, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of the blood vessels, causing them to widen and increase circulation.

Nitric oxide production is essential for overall health because it allows blood, nutrients and oxygen to travel to every part of your body effectively and efficiently." Click the link in our bio for more on increasing nitric oxide.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-increase-nitric-oxide

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A mentorship with The Gelb Center allows dentists and dental teams to: - Implement Airway & Sleep in their practice
- Recognize the 35% of your practice with SRBD
- Interpret CBCT of TMJ
- Manage a multifaceted practice
- Diagnose TMJ & sleep disorders

Link in bio.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/mentorship/

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Keeping a strong immune system is so important, not only today in the midst of COVID-19, but every day as well.

Sleep is paramount in keeping your immunity up.

During a night of restful restorative sleep, where we breathe well in all stages of sleep, our immune systems resets itself ready for the next day. This is a good time to screen yourself to see if your sleep is supporting your immune system.

Link in bio.

https://www.airwayhealth.org/p/Sleep-Resources-p41123.asp

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Sleep awareness week begins at the start of Daylight Saving Time when most Americans lose an hour of sleep. The change to Daylight Saving Time reminds us to make beneficial changes in our sleep routines to improve our sleep health.

For adults between the ages of 18 and 64, we recommend seven to nine hours per night. People who are 65 and older should make sure they're sleeping seven to eight hours a night.

If you're still tired during the day, use these tips at night to ensure a good nights sleep: ✔️ Keep the bedroom cool
✔️ Minimize light and noise
✔️ Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and electronics before bed

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Try Intermittent Fasting.

Giving your body a break from digesting can allow it to use the energy for otherwise neglected processes such as recovery and reducing inflammation. Begin with limiting your eating window to 12 hours per day.

When you feel ready you can limit it to 8 hours of eating per day and 16 hours of fasting.

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"[Researchers] discovered that study participants who reported brushing their teeth three times a day were 10 percent less likely to develop atrial fibrillation and 12 percent less likely to develop heart failure compared to those who brushed less frequently." Click the link in our bio to find out why else you should be brushing three times a day.

https://www.drweil.com/blog/bulletins/why-brush-your-teeth-3-times-a-day/

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Sleep is fundamental to good health. Get your best sleep ever with our free e-book, link in bio.

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Often a child with autism can have a specific, pretty restrictive diet owing to sensory issues, or a marked preference for either spicy, or very bland food. Food selectivity, as it is known, can have a huge effect on the amount of nutrients your child absorbs through the gut.

Processed food can be particularly comforting for autistic children, as it tastes the same every time, unlike home cooked food. Unfortunately, processed and prepackaged food can contain a lot of sugar and additives, which can contribute to stomach upset. Combined with a tendency in people with autism spectrum disorder to have an impaired gut microbiome, it’s not surprising complications with digestion can arise.

Click the link in our bio for more.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/the-surprising-and-overlooked-contributors-to-your-childs-autism/

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The first days of spring bring a sense of renewal and life.

What's your favorite spring activity?

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"A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests there is a link between bacteria that live in the upper airway and the severity of asthma symptoms among children with mild to moderate asthma." Link in bio.

https://www.labmanager.com/news/asthma-severity-linked-to-microbiome-of-upper-airway-21300#.XhNPChdKjSy

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Many of the problems treated by dentofacial orthodontics are tied to malocclusion (improper bite). Such a condition can significantly impact clarity of speech, chewing ability and facial harmony. In addition, a severe malocclusion can also contribute to several serious dental and physical conditions such as breathing difficulties, TMJ or jaw joint disorders, periodontal disease and tooth decay.

It is important to seek treatment early to avoid expensive restorative procedures in the future. The orthodontics may work alone but, where necessary, will work in with an orthodontist to solve special problems.

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Ever noticed how you feel achy and painful after a night sleeping on a mattress you thought was great? If so, you’ve become a victim of sleep injuries.

Hyperbole aside, you actually can injure yourself as you sleep – even on the best memory foam mattresses in the world! No matter what kind of mattress you sleep on, the way you sleep can lead you to injure yourself.

This is, of course, referring to injuries that come from sleeping in the wrong position. You’ve heard them called “cricks” in your neck or back, but they can actually be a lot more serious than you might think. If you don’t take care, you can injure yourself and wear out your body prematurely.

Click the link in our bio for a list of common sleep injuries.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/sleep-injuries-can-really-hurt-sleeping/

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The 4-7-8 breathing technique is a breathing pattern developed by Dr. Andrew Weil. It’s based on an ancient yogic technique called pranayama, which helps practitioners gain control over their breathing.

When practiced regularly, it’s possible that this technique could help some people fall asleep in a shorter period of time.

1️⃣ Breathe in quietly through the nose for 4 seconds

2️⃣ Hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds

3️⃣ Exhale forcefully through the mouth, pursing the lips and making a “whoosh” sound, for 8 seconds

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A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.

Link in bio.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200124155107.htm

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"It's been great! I feel like I'm sleeping better, I've lost 11 1/2 pounds, I'm sleeping less and feeling better. My husband even says I'm not snoring anymore!" #prosomnus #drmichaelgelb #sleepapnea #thegelbcenter #NYC #toothdecay #toothhealth #dentistry #airwaycentricdentistry #airwayforall #sleephealth ...

It’s estimated that tens of millions of men, women, and children suffer from TMJ and TMD many of whom have no knowledge of their TMJ condition or how to seek TMJ treatments from a TMJ Doctor or Dentist. Headaches and pain are the most common complaints from those afflicted with TMJ. Around 80% of patients with a TMJ disorder complain of a debilitating headache, and over 40% report some kind of facial pain.

Your TMJ condition may unfortunately only worsen with time if you do not seek treatment from a TMJ specialist doctor or dentist. Let us be of help. Link in bio.

http://www.gelbcenter.com/tmj-specialist-nyc/

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Reduce wrinkes with Juvabite.

Why do wrinkles form in the first place? ➡️ Loss of volume – This occurs due to muscle thinning, fat atrophy, and bone restructuring as the upper and lower jaw collapse. ➡️ Tissue drooping – This occurs due to inefficiencies in nutrient use (ie. collagen) and are worsened by sun exposure, smoking, genetics, and in postmenopausal women, a loss of estrogen. ➡️ Skin degradation – This is caused by similar issues as tissue drooping but also a lack of oxygen, which can worsen with age as their airway shrinks due to a loss in facial height. ➡️ Hormonal changes – Hormonal changes are inevitable but when you take a comprehensive approach to aging you can minimize their impact.

All too often, signs of aging are caused by a loss of height in the lower third of the face between the nose and chin. This negatively impacts the airway, lips, chin, and soft tissue around the mouth and palate.

With Juvabite, the height of the lower third of your face is opened allowing better oxygen flow and more restorative sleep, meaning improved memory, better immune system, mood improvements, increased energy, and healthier metabolism, in addition to the reduction of wrinkles!

Link in bio for more.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/the-juvabite-solution/

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"Shorter sleep duration can increase the risk of children developing depression, anxiety, and cognitive problems. Children who routinely suffered sleep disruptions or shorter sleep durations had reduced brain volume in the orbitofrontal cortex, prefrontal cortex, precuneus, supramarginal gyrus, and temporal cortex." Link in bio for more.

https://neurosciencenews.com/child-sleep-mental-health-15632/

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AirwayCentric® is a new way of thinking about your health and the condition of your mouth. While functional medicine and dentistry have a much needed individualized approach to health, practitioners often ignore the importance of an open airway, breathing properly – and the relation to sleep.

You know how important breathing is – if you stop you die! But if you don’t breathe well it can have a huge impact on your health. And if your airway is compromised while you sleep, your breathing is impacted for a third of your life! This often results in exhaustion, lack of focus, and difficulty thriving in your daily life.

Link in bio for more on our AirwayCentric Approach.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/boost-your-health-why-you-need-an-airwaycentric-dentist/

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Comment below if you take part in this ritual or anything else post dinner!

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Today is the day that you get an extra 24 hours every four years!

What will you do with your extra time?

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A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease.

Link in bio for more.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200217085214.htm

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2% of the population does not need either Orthodontics or Dentofacial Orthodontics. These people have good facial skeletal structure and attractive teeth that function well. 98% of patients would improve their facial appearance with Dentofacial Orthodontics.

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Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, occurs when the inflammation is long-lasting, and begins to spread to other tissues in the body. This type of systemic inflammation is often life-changing, as, if left unchecked, it can trigger an autoimmune disease.

Link in bio for more.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/does-your-doctor-know-about-these-powerful-contributors-to-autoimmune-disease/

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Turns out, couples can actually benefits from sleeping in separate beds!

In fact, "An estimated 13 million Brits wake regularly at night with muscle cramps, often several times a week. In many cases, they disturb their partner by thrashing around in bed, groaning and rubbing the offending muscle. And for those of a more mature age, there are the added issues of night sweats for women with menopausal symptoms, and nocturnal bathroom visits for men with prostate problems. Older adults with fluid retention, high blood pressure or other age-related health conditions may also need to get up at night to visit the loo, disturbing both their own sleep and that of their partner." Link in bio for more.

https://www.dreams.co.uk/sleep-matters-club/should-couples-sleep-in-separate-beds-dr-sarah-brewer/

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