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Snoring may be a sign of serious underlying sleep issues. Find a sleep specialist.
This is one of the various conclusions drawn by Dr. Meghna Dassani, DMD, in her new book Airway Is Life. Humans, she says, spend approximately one-third of their lives asleep, and this makes us blind to its “ubiquity and life-supporting role in our everyday lives”. As to her purpose in writing this book, she mentions that she is “passionate about making sure that people know about the importance of sleep.” There is no doubt that throughout the pages of this book her passion for helping people to seek help for their sleep disorders is sincere and palpable.
It’s important to the author to let her readers know that Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a legitimate public health crisis that is both treatable and preventable. Dr. Dassani follows up that warning by admonishing which professionals to go to for assistance with this potentially life-threatening issue, providing details of what to expect during such a conversation, including what to do if a health care provider doesn’t take a patient’s concerns seriously.
Also included are practical, at-home steps available to those who suffer from SDB–monitoring sleep patterns using a fitness tracker, as well as establishing a healthy bedtime routine to take back control of one’s sleep issues.
“Become a healthy sleep evangelist!” is the last suggestion given by Dr. Dassani. In keeping with that phrase, Airway Is Life could be considered her ‘gospel’. There are many useful and practical points in this book that will no doubt be of great assistance and relief to many who, knowingly or unknowingly, suffer from sleep disorders.
~ Nonfiction Authors Association Book Awards Program
We’ve all seen the news.
Americans are getting more prone to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and Alzheimer’s.
Why are all of these seemingly unrelated conditions getting so common? Is it pollution? Maybe the foods we eat? Could it be screens? Or is it just an unavoidable consequence of modern life and work?
In her new book, Airway is Life, Dr. Dassani introduces readers to the common thread that unites all of these issues:
Lack of sleep, especially from sleep-disordered breathing (SDB).
When a person’s sleep breathing is difficult, they wake over and over again throughout the night. In the morning, they won’t remember these frequent awakenings, but the lack of sleep has damaged their mind and body. Treating SDB prevents future damage, reverses some of the past damage, and saves lives.
- What sleep is, and how it affects our physical and mental processes
- What happens when we don’t sleep, both in the short-term and long-term
- How SDB presents in a variety of ages and lifestyles
- What you can do to improve your family’s sleep, get their SDB treated, and restore their health
Airway is Life is essential reading for parents wondering why their kids struggle with academics, behavior, and issues like bedwetting. It’s important for spouses who are trying to figure out if snoring is really that big a deal. It’s life-changing for anyone who has hit middle age, is starting to rack up health problems, and wonders why they can’t seem to lose weight no matter how hard they try. Sleep breathing is the key to a healthy life, and when you can’t breathe, you can’t heal.
Praise for Airway is Life
Dr. Dassani’s passion for saving lives shines through in everything she does. This book is remarkable in that it is not only extremely comprehensive, but it’s written and organized in such a way that it is easy to understand for both professionals and for patients. It’s a must-read for anyone venturing on discovery about healthy sleep. Highly recommended.
Airway is Life: Waking up to your family’s sleep crisis is a compelling look at the multifaceted way sleep affects us. From ADHD to processing strong emotions to hormonal weight gain, healthy sleep and a healthy airway are critical for our families to live their best lives and true callings. Dr. Dassani is passionate about improving the lives of others through improved knowledge of sleep.
Airway is life is a book I wish I would have gotten my hands on long before having children. Such valuable information can change one’s life. My journey with questioning sleep issues began with my twelve-year-old son who was still wetting the bed at night. We tried no drinks after a certain time, diet change, and chiropractic care and nothing seemed to help. After much research, I learned about obstructed airways and my son seemed to have all the symptoms. I immediately looked for a provider in my area. Expanding his airway was the missing piece. My other children are now also having their airway expanded so they too can experience the beauty of healthy sleep. I am grateful to have found Dr. Dassani as she has impacted our lives with her care and wealth of knowledge.
Your Family’s Physical and Mental Health is Too Important to Wait
Sleep-disordered breathing affects the body, by preventing it from getting the healing rest it needs. It affects the emotions, by reducing emotional control and making people more prone to depression. It affects the mind, by making it harder to learn new things and to remember the past. Every night that you, your child, or your spouse loses sleep because of breathing issues is a night of lost opportunities and lost lifespan. This book will give you the tools you need to get a diagnosis, access treatments that reopen the airway and save lives.
Your family and friends need your help to breathe and sleep.