Caffeine is a powerful stimulant. Even one cup will have you racing all day. It can also increase nighttime urination and adversely impact your sleep, according to Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Sleeping pills come with a lot of risky baggage and they’ve been linked to negative side effects like headaches, nausea, fatigue, memory loss, addiction and parasomnias such as sleep walking. Long time use of these chemicals in your systems can make you feel like you’re always in a fog.
Light emitting devices stimulate and engage the mind, which is the opposite of what you want to be doing right before bed.
Some say that exercising in the evening makes elusive sleep harder to find, but it really depends on the person. Find the time of day that exercise makes your body most happy, and stick with it. One study showed that having a regular exercise schedule helped insomniacs feel less depressed and more energized throughout the day.
Gentle yoga before sleep will put your mind and body to rest. You can even do these easy poses in bed!
Short meditation: Sit cross-legged on your bed and lean back slightly onto your pillows. Rest your hands on your thighs, close your eyes and just breathe for a few minutes.
Cross-legged bend: Still in this position, bend forward from your hips and stretch your arms out in front of you on the bed. Stay here for a few minutes.
Reclining twist: Lie flat on your bed. Hug your right knee into your chest, then twist your leg across your body to the left while turning your head to the right. Lower your leg, and then do the same with your left leg.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that you stick to a regular bedtime routine. That means going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day (yes, even weekends!). Try to avoid spending more time in bed than you need. Maintaining good light hygiene will help: Shut out all light at bedtime, open the blinds or go outside as soon as you wake to get energized.
You can bill your services to your patient’s benefit company and to Medicare.
Sleep Apnea victims will not have to go untreated in YOUR office.
SUBJECT: Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine
DATE: May 9th and 10th – Friday and Saturday
TIME: 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
LOCATION: Denver, CO at The Embassy Suites Downtown/Convention Ctr.
PRESENTER: Dr. Marty Lipsey
Dr. Marty Lipsey is one of the foremost authorities on electronic medical billing and successful insurance coding and processing for Sleep Apnea services. He trains dental practices from New York to Los Angeles in Dental Sleep Medicine and Medical Billing systems.
Sleep apnea is dangerous because if untreated, it leads to high blood pressure (among other diseases) and is associated with an increased chance of heart attack, abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. Studies have shown that sleep apnea can decrease life expectancy by several years.
By the way, did you know how many motor vehicle accidents each year can be blamed on fatigue? The number is 100,000 and climbing, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Think of this way: can you imagine how much safer our roads would be if everyone would just get enough rest?
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Dr. Lipsey will guide you thru a protocol for learning Dental Sleep Medicine from A to ZZZZZZ.
The course includes:
- Patient Education,
- Case Presentation and Treatment Acceptance,
- Hands-on working with the popular Oral Appliances including TAP, Respire, EMA, Silent Night and others,
- Sleep Apnea Medical Insurance Codes, Fees, and Billing Procedures,
- And much more.
Watch this video, read the full course outline, and register here:
About Dr. Marty Lipsey :
Dr. Marty Lipsey, received his DDS degree from UCLA and a Master of Science from Northwestern University Dental School. Dr. Lipsey is the founder of Dental Sleep Med Systems, offering dental teams assistance in implementing and/or improving their dental sleep medicine practices, including electronic medical billing and successful insurance coding and processing. Dr. Lipsey is a Sleep Group Solutions Executive Instructor, and teaches Dental Sleep Medicine from coast to coast.
Does your New Patient exam include a Sleep Apnea screening? -Patients are realizing how a blockage of oxygen to the brain, caused by nocturnal apnoeic events, can influence systemic damage. -Sleep Apnea is connected to strokes, cardiac arrest, diabetes and dementia. -The public asks their dentists for help- most dentists are unprepared. -Less than 4% of practicing dentists are trained and qualified to screen and treat the over 40 million victims of Sleep Apnea. -One of the next three patients that walk thru your doors is a Sleep Apnea victim. -Are you prepared to help them?
Dentists are in the first line of discovery and defense of many systemic diseases. We are often the first ones to discover sleep apnea, diabetes and oral cancer. These serious conditions lare all too frequently under-diagnosed. New tools and techniques are now available for dental professionals to be able to do far more as comprehensive caregivers for their patients. An interdisciplinary approach, enabling conferencing and sharing of information between patients' full medical teams will provide the most reliable diagnosis and optimal treatment. Dr. Jeff Horowitz has a unique perspective on Dental Sleep Medicine and will share ideas from his own successful dental practice Learn Dental Sleep Medicine with 16 CE credits. Friday and Saturday, May 2nd and 3rd in Miami, Fla., at the Sclar Center. In beautiful South Miami, Florida, the Sclar Center is just 20 minutes from Miami International Airport by car or taxi. It is easily accessible by all major airlines. After enjoying the Dental Sleep Medicine seminar, you can also take advantage of Miami's excellent recreational activities and dining options.
This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge to confidently return to your practice and immediately begin implementing new screening and treatment protocols.
Review the course outline and register here:
Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz
Dr Horowitz has dedicated himself to continuing education, earning fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry, Mentorship status at the prestigious Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies, and fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Horowitz is also a member of the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine.
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