Ep #39: The Importance of Sleep with Dr. Meghna Dassani

Mind Body Mouth with Dr. Vijaya Molloy | The Importance of Sleep with Dr. Meghna Dassani

Sleep has been a focus of research for many years, and it is a fascinating topic. Issues we experience are not always genetic and understanding the impact that sleep can have upon our lives can greatly impact us. There is new research every day, and researchers are actively looking for answers.

In the past, I’ve spoken a lot about the importance of airway, breathing, and particularly nasal breathing. My guest today is so passionate about this topic that she has written a book about it: Airway is Life: Waking Up to Your Family’s Sleep Crisis. She joins me to discuss the topic of sleep in more detail this week.

Tune in this week and find out why Megnha believes the topic of sleep has been subject to so much research and why it is so fascinating. Hear the connection between sleep, breathing, and many other disorders, and the importance of getting enough sleep in your life.

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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Why sleep is so important in infants in particular.
  • The difference between REM and non-REM sleep.
  • What happens with our hormones when we don’t get the rest we need.
  • The difference between sleep apnea and hypopnea.
  • Where the tongue needs to be to enhance breathing.
  • The link between sleep and Alzheimer’s.
  • Why we need not only enough sleep, but good quality sleep.

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