Additional Resources

Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Videos

Books

  • Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Better Sleep, Nutrition, and Health, Including the Relationship of Vitamin D, B and Other Nutrients

Anti-inflammatory Diets

The Importance of Circadian Rhythms: Why it matters when you eat and sleep

Exercises to improve airway and decrease snoring

Nasal Breathing

You can try a combination of the following to improve the nasal airway:

  • Breathing exercises- see videos below
  • Use nasal sprays (natural ones such as Xlear are available)
  • Use nose cones such as Mute or MaxAir to dilate nostrils
  • Use nasal strips such as BreatheRight to open passages
  • Tape mouth at night using paper tape or Myotape (only do this if you are able to breathe through your nose)
  • Eliminate inflammatory foods
  • Consider allergy treatments

Surgical procedures for nose and sinuses can also be helpful.

Videos

Books

  • Breath by James Nestor
  • Close Your Mouth by Patrick Mckeown

The Relationship between Airway, Growth, and TMJ Issues

Videos

Books

  • JAWS: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic by Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich

Myofunctional Issues and Oral Restrictions/Lip, Tongue, and Buccal Ties

MRI of Speech and Swallowing

Books

  • Tongue Tied by Richard Baxter, DMD, MS

Information on the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI) Method