How Stress & Anxiety Can Induce TMJ Disorder

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Stressed Lady in Pain

The societal and economic disruptions caused by COVID-19 come with a lot of stress, which understandably can affect your overall health. This can easily lead to night grinding, which can induce a painful condition known as TMJ. Since COVID-19 declared a pandemic, we’ve had to adapt to a lot of sudden, unpredictable change and uncertainty about how things will look going forward.  A very common symptom of stress, besides headache, is bruxism — a condition where you unconsciously grind and clench your teeth and jaw muscles while you sleep. This can not only make sleep less rejuvenating, but it can … Read More

Stressed? Bad Headaches? It could be TMJ

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Stress and anxiety are natural responses to intense situations. While optimistic and positivity should be embraced in relation to COVID-19, the pandemic has understandable amplified stress and anxiety for many. The pressure can easily trigger physical ailments, such as headaches and migraines. However, you may be suffering a TMJ headache without even realizing.  Chronic worry can contribute to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, also known as TMJ disorder. TMJ disorder is the improper function of your temporomandibular joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. This dysfunction can trigger headaches and migraines. How Do You Know You’re Suffering from TMJ Headaches? … Read More

Is There a Link Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ? Our Sleep Apnea Dentist explains

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While Sleep Apnea and TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders are very different things, you may be able to alleviate one by taking care of the other. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know that it causes you to stop breathing throughout the night. This decreases the amount of oxygen that you intake and reduces the quality of sleep. If you don’t take care of a sleep apnea problem, you may face more significant issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, increased blood pressure, sleep deprivation, and more. TMJ or TMD is a problem with the main jawbone. Frequently, those with TMJ … Read More

Should Children Be Snoring? Why Your Snoring Child May Need Help

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A snoring child sleeping in bed with a mother wondering about sleep apnea disorder

It isn’t uncommon for parents to go into their child’s room at night and hear them snoring. If you’ve done this, your initial reaction might be a smile or even giggle. A few seconds later, though, you might start to wonder – should children be snoring? Everyone is used to adults snoring, but kids? Is this normal? Or, more importantly, is it a sign of some serious condition? Should Children Be Snoring? Why Snoring Could Be a Sign of Something Serious Besides allergies, one of the main causes of snoring in children is sleep apnea. But isn’t that something only … Read More

How Alcohol Worsens Snoring and Sleep Apnea

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alcohol worsens snoring and sleep apnea

Do people complain about your snoring?  Do you often feel like you aren’t getting the best sleep possible?  You may have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can cause breathing issues. If you like to drink, alcohol can actually worsen snoring and make it even harder to get a good night’s sleep.  What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea interrupts your breathing cycle while you sleep. It can cause you to snore or even stop breathing for a few seconds.  These interruptions can happen so fast that you don’t even wake up. However, the next day you wake up feeling like you … Read More