Sleep is an important part of our overall health. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that for adults (26-64) between 7-9 hours of sleep each night, but when pressed for time sleep is the first thing that is given up.
Can you remember the last time you had a good nights’ sleep? What about your patients, have you asked them about their nights’ sleep? Approximately 40 million Americans have sleep disordered breathing and 75% of severe sleep disordered breathing cases remain undiagnosed (healthysleep.com).
Dentists are in a unique position of seeing patients more frequently than a physician, and can easily add additional screening questions for patients who exhibit signs of bruxism or sleep disordered breathing, which is why we created the eBook: What Every Dentist Needs to Know About Sleep, Bruxism and Sleep Disordered Breathing.
In this eBook, you’ll learn what happens during sleep, as well as red flags associated with sleep disordered breathing and the bruxism link.
By the end of the ebook, you'll understand:
- Why sleep matters
- Your role in identifying sleep disordered breathing
- The link between bruxism & sleep disordered breathing
- Treatment paths you can take