Here we share an insightful episode from SHDC dentist, Dr Lewis Ehrlich’s podcast Mouthing Off. Lewis spoke with sleep specialist Dr Anup Desai about the importance of quality sleep, the challenges that may prevent good sleep and some serious consequences of poor sleep. Listen to this audio podcast episode below.
Sleep has such a huge impact on your overall health. Get it right and you will be infinitely more healthy. Many people think that sleep is just a matter of putting your head on the pillow and hoping for the best.
There are many important factors that influence the quality of sleep, including:
To talk us through the importance of sleep, the range of sleep disorders, how to improve our sleep and how it reduces our risk of systemic disease, I spoke to Dr Anup Desai.
Dr Desai is a specialist Sleep and Respiratory Physician with a PhD in Sleep Medicine. He sees all Sleep and Respiratory conditions and has a particular interest in non-respiratory sleep disorders, such as insomnia, parasomnias, restless legs, narcolepsy and unexplained sleepiness/tiredness. He has extensive experience in issues related to obstructive sleep apnoea and motor vehicle safety and has helped to draft regulatory guidelines in this area.
His focus is on a broad and realistic approach to each patient’s sleep disorder.
And of course, we discussed how your oral health affects the quality of your sleep. The holistic dental perspective You can find Dr Desai at his clinic Sydney Sleep Centre in Sydney’s CBD.