An update on sleep disorders: Diagnosis & Management – Lalima Tiwari

Sleep disorders are a group of conditions in which the normal sleep pattern or sleep behaviors are disturbed.

Sleep loss is known to compromise our physiological and psychological wellbeing; leading to cognitive, psychomotor, and emotional dysfunction which compromise daily activities, including safety and productivity.

Dentists are well-positioned to routinely screen for underlying sleep disorders as they will often present with functional or cosmetic abnormalities involving the upper airway. Having a thorough understanding of sleep disorders is key to identifying at-risk patients, allowing for proper diagnosis and prompt management.

This seminar aims to provide an update on sleep disorders and how-to best deal with them.

Areas covered include:

  • The nature and need for sleep
  • Causes of inadequate sleep
  • Understanding sleep disorders including snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea
  • How to screen for sleep-disordered breathing
  • Diagnosing sleep disorders
  • The multi-disciplinary management of sleep disorders
  • Dentists role in the management of sleep-disordered breathing
  • Understanding the role of orthodontics in the management of obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Understanding the cycle of pain and sleep
  • Understanding the association between TMD, bruxism and sleep disordered breathing

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