Sleep Solutions & TMJ Pain Therapy Blog

Celebrate National Sleep Awareness Week

March 29, 2024

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Sleeping woman and dog in bedYou shouldn’t underestimate the importance of a good night’s rest. Sleep helps your brain function correctly and allows you to maintain your psychological and physical health. If you’re tossing and turning at night, inadequate sleep can put you at risk of several health problems. With the necessity of quality sleep often overlooked, The National Sleep Foundation launched Sleep Awareness Week in 1998. The annual event strives to remind Americans of the benefits of getting 7-9 hours of rest nightly, especially if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea.

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Why Does My Jaw Hurt in the Morning?

February 13, 2024

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Man has jaw pain

You may not be sure what to think when you wake up with mysterious jaw pain. Unfortunately, many people grind or clench their teeth when they sleep as a reflex or stress response, and these involuntary habits can cause serious damage to your teeth if allowed to go on. Here are what you should know about nocturnal teeth grinding, when you should seek help from your dentist, and a few home remedies that can help treat the issue.

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The Secret to a Happy Relationship: Snore-Less Nights with an Oral Appliance

January 12, 2024

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Woman putting in her oral appliance before sleep

Does it sound like you’re regularly sleeping next to a chainsaw? Are you tired of sleepless nights caused by your partner’s snoring? They could have a sleeping disorder, and you could give them a very thoughtful gift this Valentine’s Day. Consider an oral appliance to help them breathe easily and enjoy a happier, more peaceful sleep.

If you’re curious how an oral appliance could be the start of an even more beautiful relationship, continue reading.

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Sipping and Sleeping: The Connection Between Alcohol and Sleep Apnea

December 15, 2023

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A man drinking as he drifts off, triggering his sleep apnea

For many, a nightcap seems like the perfect way to unwind before bed. A glass of wine or a shot of liquor might offer relaxation, but what impact does alcohol have on sleep apnea? Continue reading to delve into the intricate relationship between sipping and sleeping to understand how alcohol may influence this sleep disorder.

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TMJ Awareness Month: A Spotlight on Jaw Health

November 30, 2023

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A man holding his jaw due to TMJ disorder pain

November is here and with it, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) awareness month! TMJ disorder affects between 5 and 12 percent of the world’s population, making it a fairly common condition. Despite this, many people don’t know about it or think that the pain in their jaw is from something else. The disorder is treatable, but you’ll need to know your symptoms.

If you want to learn more about TMJ disorder and how it can affect your life, continue reading.

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Get the Sleep You Need: 3 Ways to Have Fun & Rest Well on Halloween

October 12, 2023

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group of friends celebrating Halloween

Living with untreated sleep apnea can be difficult; however, once you begin to receive proper care, you’ll enjoy a far better quality of life. But when special holidays and festivities come around, you may wonder if the days of having fun are behind you, especially if you want adequate rest. The good news is that they don’t have to be! Read on to discover three ways you can get the sleep you need without giving up your Halloween fun.

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Are TMJ Disorders and Tinnitus Connected?

September 29, 2023

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Close up of man’s earIf you suffer from recurring jaw pain and ringing in your ears, you might think they are separate issues; however, TMJ disorders and tinnitus are connected. Your temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located just in front of your ears, connecting your jaw to your skull. If the joints function incorrectly, it can lead to pain, inflammation, and limited mobility. However, TMJ dysfunction is linked to many other issues too, like neck pain, headaches, and tinnitus. Here’s what you need to know to overcome your jaw pain to stop the ringing.

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Does Reclining Help with Sleep Apnea?

August 15, 2023

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Brown recliner chair in a dark room with a small side table with water and a mug.

Those with sleep apnea are likely intimately familiar with the frustrations of an unrestful night’s sleep. Sleep apnea unfortunately keeps patients from completing the necessary stages of a complete sleep cycle that rejuvenates our minds and bodies during the night. No one wants to wake up feeling groggy and tired, but that’s exactly what happens when we don’t get the rest we require. It can slow our thinking, weaken our immune system, and stunt cell growth and development.

Many people with sleep apnea look for ways to address their sleep issues at home before seeking professional help. One popular remedy is to simply sleep in a recliner! If you’re wondering whether this is effective in easing the symptoms of sleep apnea, keep reading to find out more.

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Are Essential Oils the Secret Ingredient to Relieve TMJ Pain?

July 24, 2023

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a mature man experiencing T M J pain

Are you experiencing discomfort or soreness in your jaw? If it hurts to chew or you hear clicking when opening your mouth, then you might have a TMJ disorder. While various treatments can help alleviate the problem, you might wonder if essential oils can be a reliable and cost-effective solution. After all, they’re often able to naturally provide relief for other conditions, like anxiety and depression. Keep reading to learn about TMJ dysfunction, how essential oils can help, and why you should still visit a specialist for treatment.

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Is TMD to Blame for Your Migraines?

June 27, 2023

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Woman sitting at desk, suffering migraine pain

A migraine is one of the most painful and distracting conditions that a human being can experience. If you suffer from this issue, you may be eager to understand why it happens and how you can prevent attacks. Research suggests that in some individuals, temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) may be part of the problem. Is TMD to blame for your migraines? This blog post discusses the correlation between these two conditions.

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