Do you have amazing teeth? Do you take care of them? Well here’s another benefit of brushing your teeth! Researchers have announced that people who take care of their teeth are less likely to have insomnia.
The Japan study looked at over 23,000 elderly people with an average age of 73. The people in the study reported on the number of hours of sleep they get per day, and how many teeth they have. Most said they get seven hours of sleep per night, and 14.7% were missing at least one tooth. The results shared that having less then ten teeth is associated with sleeping less than four hours, or more than seven hours per night.
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According to Daily Mail researchers wrote ” The finding that older adults with few teeath had both shorter and longer sleep duarations indicates that these indivituals may be suffereing from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).” Other studies have linked OSA with stroke, diabetes, heart disease and even premature death. The finding suggests promoting dental health among older adults which may help them to continue sleeping in a healthy manner.
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1075 Beach Radio listener and texter Jamie Lacroix shared his dogs photo (Buddy and Boomer) and this suggestion “To stop insomnia, get a new job, work from home, get a couple puppies, go for a massage and buy a hot tub!
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