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Feeling Sleep Deprived? Ask Your Dentist for Help

Posted on October 23, 2010 | in Sleep Apnea | by

How can our dentists help us get a better night’s sleep?

Lots of things can cause sleeplessness; stress, anxiety, and yes – even the alignment of our jaw, or what dentists refer to as our “bite.” And what may be more shocking, is that even the position of our tongue can have a negative effect on our sleeping habits. Yes, our tongue.

Here’s some additional info for you to check out on your own time, but be on the lookout for some more insights on Oral Systemic Balance Therapy (OSB). OSB is a technique developed by Dr. Farrand Robson, which supports breathing. While traditional oral appliance therapy supports breathing during a patient’s sleep cycle, Oral Systemic Balance supports breathing while awake, or asleep.

Stress and Magnesium Levels

http://barttersite.org/category/magnesium-abstracts/

The Important Role of Nutritional Magnesium and Calcium Balance in Humans Living with Stress

New therapy allows predictable resolution of TMJ, Fibromyalgia and other related conditions
by Farrand C. Robson

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0ISW/is_263/ai_n13790762/print?tag=artBody;col1

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

http://www.aadsm.org/

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

http://www.aasmnet.org/

Sleep Medicine at Harvard

http://sleep.med.harvard.edu/

Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

http://www.medicinenet.com/sleep/article.htm

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+Chris Barnard is Managing Editor of DentalPatientNews.com, a patient-centric Social Dental Network blog dedicated to enabling the digital dental health conversation - and the eradication of the cavity creeps.
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