Can TMJ Cause Sleep Problems?

Can TMJ Cause Sleep Problems

Quality sleep on a nightly basis is imperative for good health. Often, people think they can get a good night’s sleep by simply going to bed early or getting comfy pillows and a quality mattress. While having a good pre-bedtime routine and making the bedroom more conducive for sleeping helps, sometimes they might not be […]

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and TMJ and Their Treatment

Common symptoms of sleep apnea with TMJ

An Introduction to Sleep Apnea and TMJ Sleep apnea and TMJ are actually two very different conditions. Sleep apnea (obstructive sleep apnea or OSA) is a sleep disorder where the breathing pattern is disrupted multiple times a night due to obstruction in the airway. Characterized by snoring, sleep apnea is potentially serious, and disruption to […]

How to Fix Lock Jaw Immediately

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Joints are designed to move. In the jaw’s case, it is meant to open and close (and move side-to-side a little bit). These movements allow you to perform basic functions such as biting, chewing, talking, and yawning. Thus, it is not surprising that a locked jaw can be really distressing. Its debilitating nature can be […]

How to Release Jaw Tension

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If you often wake up with a headache or a sore jaw that makes weird clicking and popping sounds, then you might have a tight jaw caused by temporomandibular (TMJ) disorder. A tight jaw can cause some discomfort, if not pain. The pain often radiates to the ears, head, neck, and face. Depending on the […]

Why Does My Jaw Keep Locking and Popping?

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The jaw is like a powerful clamp that can exert 50 to 250 pounds of force per square inch. It is the only joint in the human body that dislocates and relocates, allowing you to crush your food and swallow it to aid digestion. It operates in a smooth fashion and any problem that keeps the […]