“I had patients come back that hadn’t dreamt in years, and now they’re dreaming again.”
– Dr. Lindsey Williams
Dr. Lindsey Williams on Giving Her Patients the Chance to Dream Again
This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Dr. Lindsey Williams, a general dentist practicing sleep. Dr. Williams is a trained Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP) and an instructor for The Vivos Institute.
She began as a general dentist before noticing commonalities amongst her patients: They were complaining of poor sleep or exhaustion during the day.
“I feel like a lot of our population is just chronically fatigued. They come in saying that they, you know, are tired during the day. And it’s hard to decide whether that’s from a structural issue or whether it’s from bad sleep habits, but that’s why we do such important diagnostics.”
With The Vivos System, practitioners gather a complete patient history and instruct the patient to complete an at-home or in-office sleep test in collaboration with their medical colleagues. This is the key to finding out where a patient’s problem is coming from. Sleep tests can tell us a lot about our health with measurements for periods of arousal, REM, deep sleep, light sleep, and more. It can show signs of sleep apnea, periods where an individual stops breathing, and other instances of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Once that patient is diagnosed correctly, they can get on a treatment plan that is right for them.
After implementing The Vivos System into her practice, Dr. Williams shared that she “had patients come back that hadn’t dreamt in years, and now they’re dreaming again. I had patients that couldn’t breathe through their nose and now can actually keep their lips closed and their mouth shut on their drive to work in the morning.”
She, along with our many other incredible providers, is changing lives. Help your patients live again with Vivos Therapeutics, Inc.