The influence of sleep disruptions and immune and autoimmune diseases
Sleep disturbance is believed to be both a cause and consequence of various immune and autoimmune conditions. The following have been studied:
- Myasthenia gravis
- Systemic lupus erythematosis
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sjogrens syndrome
Grinding 2-6 hours nightly creates a prolonged sleep disturbance. REM sleep is disturbed, which affects the other sleep cycles and creates sleep disturbance. Reduced REM sleep effects the brain’s ability to initiate nightly cell physiology and re energization. This negatively impacts the immune system. Physical, emotional, behavioral and cognitive health are also effected.
Ortho-Stop will dramatically reduce sleep disturbances from night clenching and grinding. This will enhance the immune and autoimmune patients REM sleep, thus reducing a major factor in the sleep disturbances of these patients.
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Robert Pine DDS, U.S.C. School of Dentistry