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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!

Other Podcasts

Here are a few additional Podcasts on external sites that feature Dr. Michael Gelb

Dr. Michael Gelb is an innovator in sleep apnea, painful TMJ / TMD disorders, and other head and neck pain disorders.

Dr. Gelb has studied breathing related sleep disorders (BRSD), specializing in how they relate to fatigue, focus, pain, and the effects all of these can have on a person’s life. Dr. Gelb is known as “The Sleep Apnea / Sleep Disorders Specialist in NYC“ and “The TMJ Specialist“.

The Gelb Center is the premier destination for patients suffering with TMJ, headaches, or sleep disorders.

Learn more about Dr. Gelb and the Gelb Center by clicking the link in our bio.

http://www.gelbcenter.com/dr-michael-gelb-nyc/

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At your dental appointment, you agree to brushing and flossing more thoroughly, and using the mouthwash your dentist recommends. That’s that, right?

While gum disease is treatable when caught early, it can highlight other risks to your health beyond the realm your mouth. Yes – gum disease and the bacteria that causes it may be an important marker for several diseases, including cardiovascular disease and even Alzheimer’s!

Click the link in our bio for more.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/diseases-linked-to-gum-disease-are-you-at-risk/

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Do you feel like you’re always having to deal with multiple health issues? But having to go to several different specialists takes up so much time, and the medication just masks your symptoms – not to mention that the nasty side effects are no joke!

Maybe you have trouble sleeping, or you wake up without feeling refreshed. Perhaps you always have a morning headache, or have difficulty concentrating. And your digestion hasn’t been good for a while – you feel bloated most days, and worry you’ve developed sensitivity to some of your favorite foods.

What if I told you that your gut and brain are connected, and that your gut could be contributing to your lack of sleep?

Click the link in our bio to learn more about the gut-brain connection.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/how-poor-gut-health-and-trouble-sleeping-are-connected/

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One of the best ways to reduce inflammation can be found not in your medicine cabinet, but your kitchen!

While some inflammation is normal (think a cut scabbing over, or a lump after bumping into something) - long term inflammation should definitely be avoided.

While selecting the right foods can have numerous health benefits, when you select the wrong ones - your health can suffer, and you may find even more inflammation. Foods like fast food, soda, red meat, and margarine are some of the top foods that promote inflammation in the body.

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Have you found yourself awake at night due to your partners snoring? Or maybe they've told you that you snore?

Did you know that snoring is NOT normal?

Click the link in our bio for more on how an AirwayCentric Dentist can help.

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

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A compromised airway can substantially affect quality of sleep. In turn, sleep disturbances can be an indication of a compromised airway or other sleep disorders. Take the first step to find out, link in bio.

https://www.airwayhealth.org/p/Take-Your-Sleep-Inventory-p40007.asp

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Sleep is a teenager’s best friend, but so many things can reduce the helpfulness. A new investigation looks into the impact of outside artificial light on adolescent sleep health.

Link in bio for more on the investigation.

https://www.contemporarypediatrics.com/view/impact-of-outside-lighting-on-teen-sleep?MvBriefArticleId=21944

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"The problem with so many anti-aging products available today is that they only address the symptoms of aging. For example, a facelift works by pulling the skin taut and reducing the visibility of wrinkles. But, it doesn’t help what caused the wrinkles in the first place. It’s simply a bandaid at best and ignores the underlying causes of aging.

I know we can do better than that.

Click the link in our bio to find out how.

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

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When you have an airway sleep disorder, you breathe through your mouth in your sleep, often creating a slack-jawed effect, as you desperately gasp for air. Your mouth should be closed as you sleep as it protects the delicate and moist environment of your gums and teeth. Though a certain level of “morning mouth” should be expected when you wake, if you have sleep apnea you may wake up with an incredibly dry mouth.

Link in bio.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/airway-orthodontics-breathe-easy-and-improve-your-smile/

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Want better sleep?

Check out my free e-book with all the tips you need to get it. Tonight.

Link in bio.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/

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"I will never forget the day I woke up with my jaw locked into place, and I will never forget the way Dr. Gelb helped me recover. Dr. Gelb worked with me to make sure I was feeling better, crafting several mouth guards for me with the utmost care."

Link in bio for more testimonials.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/about/testimonials/

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"The lungs are constantly exposed to the external environment and maintain homeostasis by adapting to stress and tissue damage. Furthermore, lung function is known to decrease with age so respiratory failure can occur if their structure or function breaks down. It is therefore important for aging societies around the world to search for factors inside and outside the body that directly affect lung function."

Link in bio for more.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/ku-ion040620.php

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Learn more about Dr. Gelb ⤵️

Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS is a world-renowned TMJ and Sleep Specialist with practices in both New York City and White Plains. He received his D.D.S. degree from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and his M.S. from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Gelb is the co-author of GASP: Airway Health- The Hidden Path to Wellness, and the co-founder of both The Foundation for Airway Health and The American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Michael Gelb is dedicated to improving his patients’ health by reducing pain, restoring refreshing sleep and transforming lives.

Link in bio for more.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/about/

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AirwayCentric® Dentistry focuses on your sleep disordered breathing because we recognize that your body isn’t made up of separate parts – everything is linked. Unfortunately a narrowed airway day or night can cause a number of health issues which may not be obvious or intuitive.

Link in bio.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/airway-orthodontics-breathe-easy-and-improve-your-smile/

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You've heard it here before, and I'll say it again: MOUTH BREATHING ISN'T GOOD FOR YOU.

When breathing through the mouth, your body less effectively absorbs oxygen - and that's the whole reason for breathing - so why not do it better?

One simple step you can take to correct breathing through the nose is to tape your mouth shut at night while you sleep. It may sound drastic, but it's really not. Your body is built to breathe exclusively through the nose!

For more on mouth taping, click the link in our bio.

https://orthotropics-na.org/live-a-healthier-life-by-taping-your-mouth-shut/

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Belly breathing is a great technique to help you properly use your diaphragm.

It can be done simply, a few times a day, for a few minutes each time.

To do it:

1️⃣ Lie on your back with your knees slightly bent and your head on a pillow.

2️⃣ You may place a pillow under your knees for support.

3️⃣ Place one hand on your upper chest and one hand below your rib cage, allowing you to feel the movement of your diaphragm.

4️⃣ Slowly inhale through your nose, feeling your stomach pressing into your hand. Keep your other hand as still as possible.

5️⃣ Exhale using pursed lips as you tighten your stomach muscles, keeping your upper hand completely still.

Tips from https://www.healthline.com/health/breathing-exercise#belly-breathing

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While the amount of sleep you need varies from person to person, 7-9 hours is always a good number to shoot for.

How many hours of sleep do you like to get each night?

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"Dr. Gelb is a miracle worker! He not only solved my TMJ, he solved headaches that I had been suffering from for fifteen years. I can't recommend him highly enough!!"

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"Some studies even compare the benefits of a midday nap to a cup of coffee, while some companies—including Google and NASA—let workers pencil naptime into their daily schedule.

But the long-term effects of naps are less conclusive."

Link in bio for more on the research.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-07-nap-aware-pros-cons.html?MvBriefArticleId=21939

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In addition to treating overcrowding, over and underbites, and sleep apnea, orthopedic treatment can also help to achieve ideal facial proportions and obtain a healthy airway passage.

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Aside from breathing and sleep, there are numerous benefits to opening the airway including:

✔️ Alleviating clicking, popping and locking

✔️ Alleviating daytime clenching

✔️ Relaxing the masticatory and cervical muscles

✔️ Improving heart rate variability

✔️ Balancing the autonomic nervous system

✔️ Creating an esthetic transformation

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Dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. Dentofacial orthopedics is the process of normalizing the growth of a patient’s bone structure and repairing any imbalances of the face and jaws. This process often involves a two-phase treatment and often begins when the patient is around 3 or 4 years old.

Click the link in our bio for more on the benefits.

http://www.gelbcenter.com/dentofacial-orthopedics-nyc/

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We are here to treat you quickly for your migraine headache, tensions headache, cluster headaches, and any and all types of chronic headaches related to medication, genetics, or other traumas or issues.

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A new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is the first to compile the estimated per-case costs of six childhood health conditions linked to air pollution -- estimates that can be incorporated into benefits assessments of air pollution regulations and climate change mitigation policies. Results appear in the journal Environmental Research.

Click the link in bio to read more.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191212163336.htm

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In a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Candice Alfano, University of Houston professor of psychology and director of the Sleep and Anxiety Center of Houston, reports the results from an innovative, experimental study showing inadequate nighttime sleep alters several aspects of children's emotional health.

Link in bio.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200707113243.htm

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Dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood, and normalizes the growth of a child's bone structure and repairing any imbalances of the face and jaws.

Link in bio for more.

http://www.gelbcenter.com/dentofacial-orthopedics-nyc/

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Sick (and tired!) of what should be your best sleep looking something like this?

Get better sleep tonight with tips from my FREE e-book!

Link in bio for the free download.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/

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While a little snore from down the hall at night may seem like an adorable childhood quirk, mouth breathing - and the subsequent snores following are nothing to ignore.

Here's why you should pay attention to your child's mouth breathing, and what to do about it.

Link in bio.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/why-your-childs-mouth-breathing-should-worry-you/

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Whether it's move your body more, floss daily, or drink extra water - what health advice would you have given your younger self?

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Whether you're looking to soothe mouth pain or other inflammation, this golden milk recipe from @askthedentist is a great option!

Link in bio for the recipe.

https://askthedentist.com/golden-milk-tea/

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Want better sleep than this?

Download my free e-book, full of tips to get the best sleep ever, tonight. Link in bio.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/

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A wide range of dental problems can be treated. Many of these problems 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.

http://www.gelbcenter.com/dentofacial-orthopedics-nyc/

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It is my hope that greater awareness of sleep disorders and narrowed airways will lead to more patients being tested and diagnosed with Airway Centered Disorders and Sleep Disordered Breathing. Our medical colleagues and the public should understand that oral devices work and that bite changes can be prevented. In fact Mean Disease Alleviation is improved with oral devices vs CPAP due to greater compliance with the dental device.

Link in bio for more.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/bite-changes-through-the-years/

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Thrilled to have been mentioned on The Joe Rogan Experience with James Nestor!

Click the link in my bio to listen.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/project/joe-rogan-james-nestor/

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This thoughtful review from Michelle continues, " Dr. Gelb is one of the most dedicated professionals I've come across - he is so totally intent on finding the key to bringing one back to balance and pain-free living. His whole team has an energy and dedication focused on bettering the patient's life. I sleep better than I have in years as well! I say this all with still a bit of wonderment after so many years of trying so many things. I would recommend Dr. Gelb without hesitation."

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"REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is when dreams occur and the body repairs itself from the ravages of the day. For every 5% reduction in REM sleep, mortality rates increase 13% to 17% among older and middle-aged adults, researchers report."

Click the link in our bio for more.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-07-rem-declines-life-span.html

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Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) may start with a simple click when you yawn or chew your food – but this symptom can progress into something more uncomfortable. It usually begins in girls after puberty and spikes again in women in their late 40’s and early ’50s, around perimenopause

Clicking may progress to jaw locking and often occurs in women with systemic joint laxity and clenching.

Click the link in our bio for more on TMD, TMJ, and the consequences of not treating these disorders.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/not-just-a-jaw-click-the-consequences-of-untreated-tmj/

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While 20% of the population have reasonably good skeletal structure and don’t need Dentofacial Orthodontics, they do often need Orthodontics to have better alignment and function of the teeth.

For more on dentofacial orthodontics, click the link in my bio.

http://www.gelbcenter.com/dentofacial-orthopedics-nyc/

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Sleep is one of the most fundamental elements to good health. Enjoy my FREE! e-book filled with tips that will help you sleep better tonight.

Link in bio.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/

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Even when your mouth is healthy, your gums and teeth are lined with a biofilm of bacteria. While it may sound alarming, there are several beneficial aspects to hosting bacteria in your mouth – this occurrence is nicknamed the mouth microbiome, after your gut microbiome, which contains many of the same strains of bacteria as your mouth.

The film of bacteria in your mouth operates in a similar manner to the bacteria in your gut as it:

- Eats particles of food, preventing a build up of decaying food and curbing bad smells
- Maintains the mucosal barrier which blocks outside pathogens
- Intercepts and neutralizes some environmental toxins

So you and your mouth microbiome normally live in a state of harmony. Unfortunately, this careful balance can be disrupted by several factors, leading to gingivitis (gum disease) – and when this happens, it can have serious consequences.

Link in bio for more.

https://www.drmichaelgelb.com/diseases-linked-to-gum-disease-are-you-at-risk/

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