Sleep and Periodontal Disease

Lesson Materials

  1. Alqaderi H, Goodson JM, Agaku I. Association between sleep and severe periodontitis in a nationally representative adult US population. J Periodontol. 2020 Jun;91(6):767-774. doi: 10.1002/JPER.19-0105. Epub 2019 Dec 5. PMID: 31749207.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31749207/
  2. Han K, Park YM, Park JB. Evaluation of an association between long sleep duration and periodontal disease among men and women using nationally representative data. Gac Sanit. 2018 Mar-Apr;32(2):143-150. doi: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2017.01.013. Epub 2017 May 31. PMID: 28576612.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28576612/
  3. Wiener RC. Relationship of Routine Inadequate Sleep Duration and Periodontitis in a Nationally Representative Sample. Sleep Disord. 2016;2016:9158195. doi: 10.1155/2016/9158195. Epub 2016 Jan 20. PMID: 26904296; PMCID: PMC4745352.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26904296/
  4. Smiley A, King D, Bidulescu A. The Association between Sleep Duration and Metabolic Syndrome: The NHANES 2013/2014. Nutrients. 2019 Oct 26;11(11):2582. doi: 10.3390/nu11112582. PMID: 31717770; PMCID: PMC6893635.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31717770/
  5. Loke W, Girvan T, Ingmundson P, Verrett R, Schoolfield J, Mealey BL. Investigating the association between obstructive sleep apnea and periodontitis. J Periodontol. 2015 Feb;86(2):232-43. doi: 10.1902/jop.2014.140229. Epub 2014 Oct 9. PMID: 25299385.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25299385/


Prolific researcher and Harvard professor Dr. Hend Alqaderi published a critical paper in the journal of periodontology entitled “association between sleep and severe periodontitis in a nationally representative adult US population.” She’s here to tell us about the influence sleep has on periodontal disease as well as the immune system. You’ll gain a better understanding for how the immune system functions in relation to periodontal disease. 

Lesson Objectives

  1. Review the etiology of periodontal disease
  2. Understand how disordered sleep and sleep deprivation may compromise the immune system 
  3. Learn of how a compromised immune system may contribute to periodontal disease 
  4. Become aware of the role diabetes plays in sleep deprivation and severe periodontal disease 


  • Lesson Length: 45 min
  • CE credit: 0.75 hours
  • Release Date: 4/28/20
  • Review Date: 11/15/20
  • Expiration Date: 11/15/23