Dr. Sharona's Advice Featured as #1 on Romper's "17 Everyday Habits That Will Help You Live Longer, Happier & Healthier"
Dr. Sharona was featured in a new article on Romper.com where her advice on breathing through the nose was highlighted as the #1 tip.
If you have the symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, like fatigue, grinding of the teeth, or unrestful sleep, please contact Dr. Sharona Dayan at (310) 205-0900 for a consultation.
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Dr. Sharona's Advice is Number 1 on "Eat This, Not That!"
Dr. Sharona’s tips for “70 Things You Should Never Do For Your Health” were numbers 1 and 17 on the list.
Her first piece of advice was to avoid mouth breathing: ‘“The nose is the best organ for breathing,’ says Dr. Sharona Dayan, a board certified periodontist and founder of Aurora Periodontal Care in Beverly Hills. ‘It warms and humidifies the air to prepare it for the lungs, while the cilia work to filter toxins from the air. It draws nitric oxide from the sinuses to disinfect the air. Nitric oxide also dilates the blood vessels for oxygen, so there is 60 percent more oxygen in the air from your nose.’ As for the mouth, well: ‘The mouth, on the other hand, delivers cold, unfiltered, dirty air to the throat and lungs. Mouth breathing also results in 60 percent moisture loss from the mouth. The saliva contains immunoglobulins that fight germs, so a dry mouth from mouth breathing is more susceptible to infections.”’
Her next advice was avoid extracting teeth for orthodontic work: ‘“With the recent advances in orthodontics to expand the jaws, there is no need to remove teeth to make space for straightening teeth,’ says Dayan. ‘Expansion of the teeth in a forward and outward direction also helps to develop more beautiful cheekbones, fuller lips, and opens the space for the tongue to promote better breathing and sleep.”’
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Dr. Sharona Featured on "Eat This, Not That!" and MSN.com
Dr. Sharona’s insight into the most common ailments after 50 was number 7 on the list. Here’s what she had to say: “‘As women enter menopause and estrogen levels drop off they may experience unexpected symptoms like fatigue, daytime sleepiness, unexplained weight gain, chronic neck and shoulder pain and grinding of the teeth,’ says Dr. Sharona Dayan, DDS, DMSc, a board certified periodontist. ‘These are all signs and symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, SDB.’
Here’s what happens when you have SDB: ‘Estrogen keeps the muscles of the airway tight and as the levels drop off the muscles become looser and the tongue can fall back into the throat blocking oxygen flow. The brain then has an immediate microarousal and signals the body to correct the oxygen situation. These microarousals may not be long enough to wake the person up, but just long enough to go from deep restorative sleep to light unrefreshed sleep.’
You then grind your teeth because it’s your ‘body’s compensation to open the airway and increase blood flow…that delivers oxygen to the brain.’ You might also sleep on your side (causing a stiff neck or shoulder) or undergo chronic stress (from lack of sleep) without even knowing why.
Recommendation: ‘If a person turns 50 and begins to notice these symptoms it’s time to get the sleep and airway checked out by an airway-focused dentist who can address tongue posturing and tongue space for a multitude of health benefits,’ says Dr. Dayan.”
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And on MSN here.