Episode 94- Healing through Better Sleep
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In episode 94, Jill and Chris talk with Karese Laguerre, an Orofacial Myologist about improving sleep and breathing with myofunctional therapy.
Karese Laguerre, like many parents, suffered in silence while her children struggled with the symptoms of undiagnosed sleep and breathing issues. One visit to a pediatric dentist changed the trajectory of their lives. Already a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH), Karese, trained with Sandra Holtzman, Lois Laynee and Sarah Hornsby to establish her orofacial myology knowledge. With this initial training and numerous others, in a few short years she has not only resolved all her children’s issues, but helped hundreds of patients, children and adults alike, discover how great life can be functioning on full.
Her private practice, The Myo Spot is now a leader in the quest for myofunctional therapy awareness and public education. Her latest published book, Accomplished, delves into how to sleep better, eliminate burnout, and execute goals. Karese’s mission is to transform and positively impact as many households as possible through dynamic breath, brain, and body work.
Karese explains that she works like a personal trainer for the hundreds of muscles between the eyes and the shoulders. The results from these workouts improve functional breathing and the upper respiratory system.
In this episode we discuss:
* How poor sleep impacts the brain
* Detoxing and cleansing the brain through sleep
* Personal training for the face and neck
* How to integrate this into daily life
* Breathing and sleep disorders
* Various sleep stages
* Keeping oxygen saturation above 95% during sleep
* Proper daily nasal hygiene
* Brain fog and short term memory loss
“Snoring is common but it isn’t normal.” Karese said that snoring is when the air meets resistance passing through the respiratory system and the soft tissues relax. “imagine if those muscles were well toned and can stay open.”
Links mentioned during the podcast:
Her book: Accomplished: How to Sleep Better, Eliminate Burnout, and Execute Goals
Karese Laguerre’s The Myo Spot website https://www.themyospot.com
Karese Laguerre’s Airway Matters blog
2 thoughts on “Healing through Better Sleep with Karese Laguerre”
I also have sleep issues – probably due to over-thinking things to do. Would more exercise have an effect on my brain/thinking etc? I do walk and take exercise classes twice each week – but still loose one or two hours each night with waking when I read or simply lie there and think and think and think. . .
I struggle with waking during the night. I try taking my magnesium at bedtime and I think that helps. I also tried taking Melatonin and that helped. (Obviously, you should figure out if magnesium or melatonin are right for you!) Right now I’m going to try Karese’s suggestion of nasal hygiene. I’m going to use the saline solution and see it that helps at all.