(Minisode 11) The Secret to Better Sleep

Do you know the most important nutrient you need for healthy teeth and a healthy body? When you hear ‘nutrient’, you probably don’t consider oxygen, however, oxygen is by far our body’s most precious commodityyou simply can’t live without it. Yet, many of us do live without enough of it, and that’s due to our breathing habits and whether we breathe through our nose or mouth. 

In this mini-episode, I speak with Dr. Steven Lin and Dr. Mark Burhenne about how mouth breathing reduces the quality of our sleep, disrupts the balance of our oral microbiome, and makes you more prone to tooth decay. We discuss sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and how it impacts our brain health. We also talk about the benefits of mouth taping for improved sleep and overall health. 

Dr. Steven Lin is a world leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker, and author of the best-selling book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate preventative, whole health-advocate, Dr. Lin focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles. His work has highlighted that crooked teeth and the orthodontia epidemic are diet based problems, and the need for public health policy to prevent braces in the next generation of children. Dr. Lin’s work has reached millions of viewers worldwide being published in Esquire Magazine, Women’s Health, The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a regular contributor and expert at MindBodyGreen and VeryWell.

Dr. Mark Burhenne has been practicing dentistry in the greater San Francisco area for over 30 years. Dr. Burhenne is passionate about helping people understand the connection between oral and overall health. He is a TEDx speaker, and the author of the best-selling book, The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox. His advice regularly appears on media outlets like CNN, CBS, Yahoo! Health, The Huffington Post, Prevention, The Washington Post, and Men’s Health. He received his degree from the Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, and is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and Dental Board of California.

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Steven Lin here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrStevenLin/

Find Dhru’s full-length conversation with Dr. Mark Burhenne here: https://broken-brain.lnk.to/DrMarkBurhenne/


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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

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