Season 4 Episode 5: Sleep disorders/Brush your teeth for a healthier life

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Between 10 and 30-percent of adults in the United States struggle with chronic insomnia. The road to good health starts at your mouth. 

Sleep disorders

Sleep studies can provide patients with a lot of information

Sometimes sleep can be elusive as we age. It can be more difficult to fall asleep and stay there.   Kelly Link is a member of the Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine and a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Lewis Gale Sleep Lab. There they help patients tackle all types of sleep disorders.

The National Institutes of Health estimates between 50 to 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder. There are six types of sleep disorders: Lack of sleep or insomnia, snoring or sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disorder, movement disorders such as restless leg syndrome, Parasomnias include sleepwalking and talking, and too much sleep for example narcolepsy.

Kelly Link explains these conditions in this edition of Sisterhood of the Second Act.

Oral health

Dr. Caroline Wallace owns Complete Dental Care. Her practice focuses on the whole patient and how their oral health impacts their over all health. Good dental hygiene is instrumental in maintaining a healthy body. Taking care of your teeth can prevent heart disease, high blood pressure and lessen symptoms of arthritis and other auto-immune diseases.

Caroline Wallace, DDS, owns Complete Dental Care

Dr. Wallace tells us why oral hygiene impacts our health and how the medications we take can influence the type of treatments we can receive in our second interview on this Sisterhood of the Second Act.

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Sisterhood of the Second Act (SSA) is a production of New Moon Creative Media, LLC for the New Moon Network.  SSA is a lifestyle talk show for women entering a new phase of their lives.  These women may be changing careers.  Retirement might be on the horizon.  They may be caring for elderly parents while raising their own children.  They could also be experiencing an empty nest for the first time in decades.  Whatever their situation, Sisterhood of the Second Act provides trustworthy information they can use to create a joyful, prosperous second act.

Show Notes

Kelly Link, FNP

Caroline Wallace, DDS

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