Studies link high anxiety levels to bruxism, and the symptoms of sleep apnea itself may cause anxiety.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
"We know there is a correlation between bruxism and sleep apnea, but how does the one contribute to the other?" asks Sleep Apnea Awareness Advocate, Dr. Charles Kravitz from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This, and many other important questions, are being asked and answered during a dental sleep medicine CE lecture with Sleep Group Solutions. Leading Dental Sleep Medicine Advocates lecture for Sleep Group Solutions, and teach other dentists how to save lives by offering treatment options to those who suffer. Upcoming Lectures include St. Louis, San Diego and New Orleans for lectures in Sleep.
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, it has been observed that a third of bruxism patients also suffer from sleep disorders like sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, etc. Bruxism may be the effect or the cause of many types of sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, daytime lethargy. “The effects of stress, anxiety and caffeine ingestion come into play here,” says Dr. Charles Kravitz. “Studies link high anxiety levels to bruxism, and the symptoms of sleep apnea itself may cause anxiety.” Dr. Kravitz continues to explain that the daytime sleepiness caused by apnea may lead to high levels of caffeine consumption, which, in turn, is linked to a high risk of bruxism. “It is imperative dentists can recognize Sleep Apnea when they see it, this is crucial.” During the Sleep Group Solutions two-day lecture, attendees will learn how to identify and treat snoring and sleep apnea.
Common symptoms and signs of OSA include acid reflux, irritability, morning headaches, high blood pressure, hypertension, scalloped tongue, and daytime fatigue. Identifying these correlations and receiving testing and treatment has proven to be life saving. “I am an advocate for sleep apnea awareness because I have personally lost loved ones to this disorder, and I want to help others seek treatment.” says Dr. Charles Kravitz.
To learn more about screening patients for snoring and sleep apnea, attend a live lecture with Sleep Group Solutions, and learn your role, Sleepgs.com for a full schedule.
About Charles S. Kravitz, DDS
Dr. Kravitz is a Dental Performance Coach; Copywriter, Spokesperson, Editor, and Advocate for Sleep Apnea Awareness. Representing various dental groups such as, Advance! Dental Study Group, and Advance! Healthcare Services. Dr. Charles Kravitz received an early admission to Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia after only 2 years of college pre-dental. He was President of his Freshman class, and he ranked eighth in his graduation class of 120. He took the big step of opening a solo dental practice directly upon receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He developed this practice into a five dentist, three hygienist general dental practice in Philadelphia. This office became a showplace for practice management and dental school sources. It proved to be a training ground for many of Philadelphia’s future successful private practitioners.
About Sleep Group Solution
Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders. Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea. SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. Sleep Group Solutions offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online dental directory 1800SleepLab.com and online marketing for CPAP Intolerant patients. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer, and offers Home Sleep Testing devices from Watermark Medical.