We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, and while this may seem like a waste of time, Dr. Howard Hindin assures us the time we spend sleeping has important implications for how good the other two thirds of our lives are. When we sleep, we consolidate memories, our immune system repairs itself, and our body gets rid of wastes. One night of poor sleep can change the immune system, increase chronic inflammation, and affect brain function. This can have compounding affects when experienced regularly. Our airway health could be affecting the quality of our sleep, and the real kicker is…we may not even know it.
Click play to hear Dr. Hindin, DDS, talk about the importance of airway health, collaborative healthcare, and quality sleep. He is the co-founder and chairman of the Foundation for Airway Health and a partner and founder of the American Academy of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry (AAPMD).
Dr. Hindin is passionate about airway health and encourages you to become an advocate as well. October 2 is Global Airway Health Day; sign up to be an advocate at www.airwayhealth.org. He also encourages practitioners and non-practitioners alike to visit www.AAPMD.org