Tongue Function and Sleep Health
As a Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology, Tamara will guide you to explore the intricate relationship between tongue function and its profound impact on sleep quality and overall well-being. Participants will delve into key concepts such as tongue posture, tongue tie, and the critical role of tongue space in promoting optimal sleep. You will also get tips on how you can start improving your oral posture immediately.
What You Will Learn:
Importance of proper tongue posture for overall airway health
Influence of tongue posture on the upper airway
How tongue position affects breathing during sleep
Common issues related to improper tongue posture and sleep disturbances
Impact of tongue tie on tongue mobility and function
Potential consequences of untreated tongue tie on sleep
Significance of tongue space in maintaining a clear airway
Relationship between tongue space and snoring, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders
Methods for evaluating tongue posture and mobility
This Workshop Will Last Approximately 60 Minutes
40 minutes of lecture | 20 minutes of Q&A
HOW TO PREPARE FOR CLASS
To get the most benefit out of this informative and explorative tongue health workshop, it is best that you show up LIVE in order to ask the most relevant questions for your needs, and to get the most personalized tips possible.
Even though the workshop will take place via ZOOM, please prepare as if it were a live, in-person class.
(A recording will be made available for 7 days ONLY!)
Everyone who attends will be asked to have their cameras on. Please plan for this class exactly as you would for an in-person experience.
Please bring water in a clear glass or cup. This will be used to test your tongue function.
Please bring any type of cracker or chip. This will be used to test how you are chewing and gathering your food.
WHO IS YOUR INSTRUCTOR?
Tamara Thomas, CSOM
Tamara earned her degree in Dental Hygiene in 2009 from Cerritos College after having many years of experience in the dental field as a dental assistant. She enjoys her clinical experiences and educating about oral and systemic health. Don’t forget to floss!
Tamara’s journey into Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy began with her own personal and family experiences with orofacial dysfunction. Being tongue tied, she went through OMT to eliminate her oral dysfunction. Upon finishing the program, the spark grew for her to continue with the OMT endeavors. In 2016, Tamara began exploring the field of OMT and with extensive training and education, she became a Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology (CSOM).
In 2017, she opened Facial Physique and in 2020, she became a Myomentor Therapy Advisor to oversee and guide other professionals in OMT. Tamara volunteers her time as the Creative Director with Airway Circle, a platform dedicated to educating, connecting and sharing knowledge to both professionals and the public.
Tamara enjoys working with ages 4 plus to improve oral function as it relates to breathing, facial development, and growth. She hopes to build constant awareness within the orofacial community and is a strong advocate in bridging the gap between the medical and dental fields. She is an active member of the National Network of Healthcare Hygienists whose mission is to integrate oral health into medical care.
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This 60-minute "Tongue Function and Sleep Health" Workshop is completely FREE for current BE Light Community Members. You will receive a separate access link to join the workshop.
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If you have any questions or concerns at all, you are more than welcome to reach out to me: