In this video, Dr. Nammy explains that anxiety and depression are related to lack of sleep. Then, she explains how jaw issues can make it harder for people to sleep and breathe right.
How Anxiety and Depression Affect Your Teeth (Video)
This is Dr. Nammy, and today I wanted to share with you about anxiety, and depression, and how it relates to your teeth and sleep.
So, especially in this day of social media, we are finding that there is so much anxiety around social pressures. There’s almost so much anxiety around performance. There’s so much anxiety in existence, it almost seems like. And it also leads to a lot of depression, and a lot of low moods, and a lot of exhaustion, and almost feeling like our souls have been sucked out of us, or we just feel really exhausted all the time and just so tired all the time.
Jaw Issues Can Cause Lack of Sleep
And when we’re researching this scientifically, we are actually noticing that all of these symptoms actually have to do with sleep, and rest, and your teeth. And you’re going to be like, “What? How does it have anything to do with my teeth?” We’re actually finding that most patients who are feeling exhausted, tired, depressed, and anxious are actually not getting good sleep, and they’re not getting good sleep is because of their upper and lower jaw.
Either they had braces which constricted their mouth and didn’t allow their sinuses to grow, so couldn’t really breathe really well through the nose, or their tongues are too large, and they fall back, and you can’t breathe really well again.
Jaw Issues Disrupt Breathing
And so, it’s related to breathing, and your mouth is critical in breathing because the air goes through the nose, through the back of her throat and down. And now if there’s a constriction because of the tongue at the base, right over here, it can be a huge problem. And we typically notice this, because we see snoring. Snoring is an alarm bell. Sometimes it is a little bell where there’s just really light snoring, or sometimes people are really loud, or even louder than that.
Lack of Sleep and Oxygen Increases Risk of Anxiety and Depression
Really, it’s telling us that there is a problem with the mouth and that its symptoms show up as anxiety, or depression, or exhaustion. And so, I would highly recommend let’s check this out. Let’s see what’s going on, and let’s see what we can do to support you. So, give us a buzz and we’re delighted to help you.