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Good sleep promotes good health. It is indeed as vital as the air we breathe and the food we eat, especially for those with chronic diseases or compromised immune systems. It is estimated that sleep-related problems affect 50 to 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes.

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Kimberly Truong. Sleep plays an integral role in health. Sleep issues affect people of all ages, and its impacts can be far-reaching. Sleep hygiene is a term that includes both the bedroom environment and sleep-related habits. Optimizing sleep hygiene can play an important role in addressing sleep insufficiency.

Population Sleep Health… Dentists Providing Solutions

Michael S. Simmons and Colin M. Sleep, like nutrition and physical activity, is a critical determinant of health and well-being 1. Now, a dozen years after this landmark report, there is strong indication of further decline in healthy sleep in our communities.

Uninformed health providers contribute to poor guidance for the public, who may view snoring as normal, unrestful sleep as unavoidable, and self-imposed sleep deprivation as a badge of honor. Population based health problems require population-based solutions! One pragmatic answer to resolving population-based sleep health problems is to identify resources and remove barriers that limit access to care. Many people have both issues.

Identifying sleep disorders is important and the vast majority with sleep disorders fall into three readily diagnosable ICSD-3 categories 10 : sleep related breathing disorders SRBD , insomnia.

Identifying poor sleep behaviors is also typically not too challenging and usually respond to sleep hygiene coaching and cognitive behavioral therapy. The rub in all this is the counterproductive bottleneck to diagnosis and the lack of primary care in addressing these simple and readily identifiable presentations of unhealthy sleep.

Early diagnosis and multiple portals of entry into the healthcare system are one obvious answer. The other is population-based education and practice of best sleep health behaviors. Sleep physicians, numbering about 6, 11 hail from a variety of primary specialties and should act in the capacity of quarterbacks, like the cardiologist specialist in cardiovascular health, to address the more complex and challenging presentations.

The approximate , U. Pediatricians, otolarngologists and mental health providers, who frequently see sleep disorder presentations, could add about 15, doctors to the 6, sleep physicians but would still leave an enormous healthcare gap with less than 25, to manage well over ,, potential patients. This is where dentists and others in primary care can significantly help to close the gap. Dentists, like family physicians and, in some jurisdictions, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and chiropractors, are primary health care providers, licensed to diagnose and work unsupervised.

In the U. Other primary healthcare providers could also supplement this workforce to increase the number of patients diagnosed with sleep disorders. This all sounds fine until the process of engaging patients into care is explored. The current bottleneck is in diagnosing SRBD, insomnia or circadian problems as if it is some difficult diagnostic sequence or process.

On the contrary, diagnosing the majority of these sleep disorders is most often quite simple with a concerted sleep focused history and, if indicated, sleep testing, 13 which can be mostly done at home and interpreted remotely by a boarded sleep physician. While screening is sometimes used as a wide net to catch potential sleep disorders, positive results merely indicate the need for a sleep history, associated exam, and potential sleep studies that are required for diagnosis.

Diagnostic pathways are rapidly changing with the development of technology, using tools that will be equivalent to and in some ways more appropriate than sleep studies in lab. Rather than have patients self-diagnose, health professional should be recruited, trained and engaged.

Dental professionals are highly trained in the anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity and associated structures, preventive and health maintenance therapies, and are an underutilized systemic healthcare provider. In the quest for public health solutions to unhealthy sleep, putting the diagnostic territorialism to rest is a worthy compromise. Training of doctor-level healthcare providers such as dentists initially, and then others, will help fill the gap in sleep health. Enabling patients to use quality devices for home recordings dispensed by a dentist, nurse, psychologist or family physician and interpreted by a sleep physician would be infinitely more desirable than allowing patients to self-diagnose and treat using a smart phone app presenting unvalidated data about their sleep.

Currently these sleep experts are overwhelmed with the simple cases and lack availability to focus on the challenging cases that only they can manage. This is akin to limiting diagnosis and primary care of all patients with hypertension and high cholesterol to cardiologists. Clearly, we would witness in short time a drop off in care for the more challenging cardiomyopathies. So, in this brave new world, the dentists and other members of the health professions are taught best practices in providing initial diagnosis of SRBD, insomnia and circadian problems along with provision of first line therapy as primary care providers for the simple cases, forwarding the more complex cases to the specialists.

The diagnostic and treatment paradigms are developed, tested and upon proof of concept, these paradigms of care are duly instituted. When the value of care is recognized by patients, they often pay independent of insurance coverage. This is no different than cosmetic dental and medical care where patients pay out of pocket. In any event, insurance carriers must not discriminate against any healthcare provider diagnosing and delivering primary sleep health care simply to cost contain.

In the case of sleep health, dentists can definitely play a big part in the solutions. Simmons has authored and published peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters on Sleep Disorders and Orofacial Pain.

As a student, he published in Science and in Experientia Journals. He completed medicine and went on to do a PhD in sleep physiology. He became the youngest full professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, founded the British Sleep Society and was founding president of the International Neuropsychiatry Association.

He has published over a dozen booklets for family physicians, dentists and patients. Subscribe Today! Dental Sleep Practice is a leading dental journal and publication for obstructive sleep apnea case studies, dental continuing education, and more.

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Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem

NCBI Bookshelf. It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a disorder of sleep and wakefulness, hindering daily functioning and adversely affecting health and longevity. The cumulative long-term effects of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders have been associated with a wide range of deleterious health consequences including an increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, and stroke. The Institute of Medicine IOM Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research concluded that although clinical activities and scientific opportunities in the field are expanding, awareness among the general public and health care professionals is low, given the magnitude of the burden. The available human resources and capacity are insufficient to further develop the science and to diagnose and treat individuals with sleep disorders. Therefore, the current situation necessitates a larger and more interdisciplinary workforce. Traditional scientific and medical disciplines need to be attracted into the somnology and sleep medicine field.

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Michael S. Simmons and Colin M. Sleep, like nutrition and physical activity, is a critical determinant of health and well-being 1. Now, a dozen years after this landmark report, there is strong indication of further decline in healthy sleep in our communities.

Background: Sleep is a state of body and mind which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is inactive, eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed and consciousness practically suspended. Lack of sleep has been linked to emotional and physical health effects. Hence this study is proposed to know the sleep pattern and its effects on health and academics of medical students.

Untreated sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss are associated with a significant increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure , obesity , diabetes, anxiety and depression , substance abuse , certain types of cancer, automobile crashes, on-the-job accidents, and total mortality along with impaired work productivity, academic performance, and reduced quality of life. More than million Americans live with a chronic disease or disability.

Несмотря на субботу, в этом не было ничего необычного; Стратмор, который просил шифровальщиков отдыхать по субботам, сам работал, кажется, 365 дней в году. В одном Чатрукьян был абсолютно уверен: если шеф узнает, что в лаборатории систем безопасности никого нет, это будет стоить молодому сотруднику места. Чатрукьян посмотрел на телефонный аппарат и подумал, не позвонить ли этому парню: в лаборатории действовало неписаное правило, по которому сотрудники должны прикрывать друг друга. В шифровалке они считались людьми второго сорта и не очень-то ладили с местной элитой.

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