Is Poor Sleep Getting in the Way of Weight Loss Efforts?

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Dr. Sosenko was a guest on the One Small Bite Podcast
Learn How Dental Sleep Devices Can Help

Recently I was invited to be a guest on the One Small Bite Podcast, with David Orozco – How to Snooze to Lose. David is a registered dietician who has had a nutritional practice for over a decade.

David was a recent lecturer at the annual 2019 meeting for the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. The ABDSM is the leading national organization for dentists who treat sleep-related breathing disorders.

On this podcast episode, we discussed how people who have obstructive sleep apnea, snore or have upper airway resistance syndrome often find themselves overweight and struggling to lose excess pounds.  

Poor sleep causes many health issues

Obstructive sleep apnea causes us to develop poor sleep patterns that interrupt the body’s natural physiology. When this happens, it causes many health issues, some of which are life-threatening. 

But there is hope, especially when you utilize oral appliance therapy. A custom dental sleep device can help you with: 

• Preventing weight gain
• Improving metabolism
• Developing better sleep patterns
• Avoiding snoring OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) and UARS (Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome)
• Stabilizing blood sugar and insulin levels
• Avoiding blood pressure issues
• Improving mood and energy levels
• Increasing productiveness

And when we can control or decrease the severity of these issues, we can stop disrupting our body’s natural physiology. We can begin to heal, repair and replenish the essential chemicals and nutrients vital to keeping us healthy. 

Making changes to your lifestyle

One of the many subjects that David and I discussed regarding weight loss is how best to go about losing it. 

David and I agreed that to be successful in the weight loss journey, our clients need to shift their eating mindset and make small incremental changes in their daily eating habits and choices. 

For much more on these topics, listen to the full episode here.    

After listening to the podcast, let me know what incremental steps you have taken in your weight loss journey. What do you think about David’s and my top three takeaways from our chat? 

I enjoyed my time as a guest on the One Small Bite Podcast. Thank you for inviting me, David! 

Make sure to check the other episodes from the One Small Bite Podcast – David has a wealth of knowledge to share.   

David is also available for one on one Telehealth sessions if you need some help with making lifelong sustainable choices to improve your health and weight. You can learn more about David on his website, TD Wellness. 

If you would like to learn more about how weight and oral appliance therapy go hand in hand, make sure to read my other blogs: 

4 Ways Sleep Apnea Affects Weight Loss Efforts

Stop Dieting and Shift to “Normal” Rules of Eating

Still, have questions?? Download my Complete Guide to Oral Appliance Therapy. 

In this free guide, I answer more questions, dive into more details, and separate myth from fact about how oral appliance therapy can help you get a restful and rejuvenating night’s rest.

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Lydia Sosenko, D.D.S.

Lydia Sosenko, D.D.S.

Dr. Lydia Sosenko, author of, is a general dentist and Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Sosenko has worked closely with the dental and medical communities providing oral appliance therapy for snoring and apnea patients since 1996. She remains passionate in helping build awareness of the dangers of snoring and apnea and the importance of treatments, including oral appliance therapy.

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