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Snoring? Tired all day? Trouble focusing? So many think these symptoms are common in kids and adults when tired. Join us as we debunk some of these common myths and put the spotlight on Sleep Apnea. Discover what constitutes Healthy Sleep and how we can help ourselves and our kids get the best sleep ever.

Healthy Sleep Revolution Dr. Meghna Dassani

    • Medicine

Snoring? Tired all day? Trouble focusing? So many think these symptoms are common in kids and adults when tired. Join us as we debunk some of these common myths and put the spotlight on Sleep Apnea. Discover what constitutes Healthy Sleep and how we can help ourselves and our kids get the best sleep ever.

    Sinus of the Times

    Sinus of the Times

    Can seasonal allergies contribute to Sleep Apnea? Find out in today's episode.
     
     
    Episode Highlights:
    - Getting an accurate diagnosis of your allergies
    - Taking appropriate steps when your allergies worsen
    - Over the counter remedies 
     
     
    Quotes:
    "Untreated asthma and allergies can make OSA worse"
    "Learn when are your seasonal allergies worst"
    "If there is no relief, get screened for sleep apnea"
     
     
    Learn more about Meghna Dassani
    www.meghnadassani.com
    www.dassanidentistry.com
     

    • 6 min
    Pandemic Parenting | How Much Are Your Kids Sleeping?

    Pandemic Parenting | How Much Are Your Kids Sleeping?

    The world has been on a topsy-turvy over the course of this global pandemic. If you’re a parent, you may have noticed how drastic your child's sleeping habits have changed. In this episode, join Dr. Meghna Dassani today as she shares valuable keynotes and tips on pandemic parenting.
     
     
    Episode Highlights:
     
    - Learn how much sleep your kids should be getting according to their age group.
     
    -Causes why your child might be sleeping too much.
     
    -What your child’s behavioral changes in this pandemic can tell you and how to address them. 
     
     
     
    Quotes:
     
    "Later bedtimes and wake-ups are ideal for teens. It’s not a bad thing."
     
    "The younger the child, the more sleep they need."
     
    "Physical activities are still important."
     
    "Identifying and treating these issues will give our kids a fresh start as they head back to school."
     
     
     
    Learn more about Meghna Dassani
    www.meghnadassani.com
    www.dassanidentistry.com

    • 7 min
    Could Oral Exercises Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Adults

    Could Oral Exercises Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea In Adults

    Recent studies show the valuable effects of Myofunctional Therapy in adults diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In this episode, join Dr. Meghna Dassani as she shares her insights on the subject. 
     
     
    Episode Highlights:
    - Benefits of myofunctional therapy in adults
     
    - Why healthy eating habits and exercise are important when diagnosed with sleep apnea
     
    - How myofunctional exercises improve sleep apnea symptoms 
     
    - What is microarousal?
     
    - Evidences of the efficacy of myofunctional therapy
     
     
     
    Quotes:
    “Obesity correlates to Sleep Apnea.”
     
    “Obstruction is due to low muscle tone in the tongue and the throat muscles.”
     
    “As the oxygen levels in the body drops, the brain doesn’t get the oxygen it needs.”
     
    “Microarousals leave a person feeling tired and exhausted.”
     
    “Myofunctional therapy can help strengthen and tone the muscles”
     
     
     
    Learn more about Meghna Dassani
    www.meghnadassani.com
    www.dassanidentistry.com

    • 9 min
    Why is the Shape of the Palate Important?

    Why is the Shape of the Palate Important?

    Did you know that the shape of our palates greatly affects our breathing? Join Dr. Meghna Dassani in today's episode to learn more!
     
     
    Episode Highlights:
    - Understanding the effect of person's palate shape to his/her Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
    - How our eating habits affect the shape of our palate.
    - How therapies help in improving our breathing. 
     
     
    Quotes:
    "The roof of the mouth is also the floor of the nose–that area is the very beginning of our airway."
    "If the underlying cause of a person's OSA is the shape of his/her palate, many of the first line interventions may not work."
    "Address the cause of OSA instead of slapping on band aids that doesn't do much."
    "The development of the palate begins in utero."
    "When the soft palate loses its tone, it can cause a physical obstruction."
     
     
    Learn more about Meghna Dassani
    www.meghnadassani.com
    www.dassanidentistry.com

    • 16 min
    Correlation Between Vitamin D and Sleep Apnea

    Correlation Between Vitamin D and Sleep Apnea

    Is there a link between Vitamin D deficiency and Sleep Apnea? Join Dr. Dassani today to find out!
     
     
     
     
    Episode Highlights:
    What Vitamin D deficiency does to the body Understanding the correlation between Vitamin D, obesity, and Sleep Apnea Different manifestations of sleep problems The roles of good and bad bacteria Sleep Apnea and acid reflux Link between neurological disorders to sleep disorder How Vitamin D deficiency affects children and teenagers How Vitamin B affects sleep  
     
     
     
    Quotes:
    "Vitamin D is a hormone, not a vitamin."

    "Neurological disorders show up when the quality of sleep suffers."
     
    "Many neurological disorders are linked to Vitamin D deficiency."
     
    "B5 deficiency can cause stiffening of the muscles."
     
    "If REM doesn’t happen correctly during sleep, your body is not going to heal."
     
     
     
     
     
    Learn more about Meghna Dassani
    www.meghnadassani.com
    www.dassanidentistry.com

    • 26 min
    Tongue Ties for Children | Signs and Symptoms for Parents and Children

    Tongue Ties for Children | Signs and Symptoms for Parents and Children

    Hop on in today's episode as we connect the dots about tongue ties in children.
     
     
     
    Episode Highlights
    - Signs of tongue ties to look for in children
    - Symptoms of tongue ties in babies
    - Signs for nursing moms
    - Early evaluation and treatment
     
     
     
     
    Quotes
    "Sticking out the tongue isn't the best way to evaluate a tongue tie."
     
     
    "If it's not broke, don't fix it."
     

    "The tongue should be resting on the roof of the mouth–it doesn't belong on the floor of the mouth."
     
     
     
     
    Learn more about Meghna Dassani
    www.meghnadassani.com
    www.dassanidentistry.com

    • 12 min

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