The sixth leading cause of death in the United States is Alzheimer’s disease. You likely know someone with, or have lost someone to this awful disease. As age expectancy rises, it can be a real concern whether you, or someone you love, is likely to develop Alzheimer’s.The good news is that scientists and doctors are working hard to research the cause – and find a cure. Additionally, there are a number of risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease which you can counteract through diet, exercise, and changes to the way you sleep.One of the risk factors may surprise you: gum disease.
If you live with an autoimmune disease, then you know that it’s life-changing. Managing your disease can be exhausting. But what if your exhaustion wasn’t just down to the stress of dealing with autoimmunity, but down to the health of your mouth – or even the way that you sleep?
Does your child fidget and have endless energy all day, but then struggle to wake for school? Perhaps you feel they’re not hitting their developmental milestones, or achieving the grades they want? What’s going on?
Do you find you’re reaching for the bottle of painkillers each morning while you make your coffee? Maybe you don’t even think before you take them because it’s been going on for so long — the intense head pain you feel as you wake, like someone set a vice around your head as you slept.…
You’ve felt tiredness before but this is different. The combination of fatigue and poor thinking power makes up a symptom known as brain fog.
The American Dental Association recently came out with a Statement on Breathing Related Sleep Disorders (BRSD) recommending that dentists monitor the effectiveness of oral appliance therapy (OAT) with home sleep testing.
Learn how sleep apnea increases inflammation in my podcast with Shirley Gutkowski.