Dr. Nammy Patel of San Francisco Green Dentistry discusses the correlation between getting off antidepressants and sleep apnea.
Let’s talk about getting off antidepressants and fixing oral sleep apnea
So sleep apnea is really critical in all functions of the body because we need air, and on top of that, nasal breathing is huge. So breathing through the nose, again, it activates nitric oxide. It is actually known that people who actually breathe really well, it can actually even help them get off antidepressants, they’ll have less anxiety, ADHD. So enough oxygen is really key. It’s been tested on children and on adults, and scientific data has proven that breathing through the nose is really helpful for the overall body.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California’s School of Dentistry, Dr. Patel is a leader in the movement to bring environmental sanity and well-being into the dental world. As a trusted dentist, Dr. Patel provides her patients with more than just world-class dental care — she helps them recognize the vital connection between dental health and whole body health. She is also a ForbesBooks and Amazon best-selling author.