Sleep and TMJ Blog

Could Migraine Classification Help You Find Better Treatment?

Migraines remain one of the most hard-to-treat medical mysteries today. Many people with migraines try numerous treatments before they find one they stay with, and even then most people aren’t happy with their migraine treatment. Our inability to treat migraines is due, in part, to our inability to understand migraines. And it’s [...]

Too Much Sleep Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Disease, Death

It’s important to get enough sleep. Sleep is healing for your body, so more sleep must be better, right? Not necessarily, according to a new review published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. In this study, people sleeping more than 10 hours were 30 % more likely to die and 50% more likely [...]

Pain-Free TMJ Is Still Serious

Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD) can cause a wide variety of symptoms in sufferers, and we’re not sure why they vary so greatly. As baffling as the wide array of symptoms that TMJ can cause is the fact that some people experience fewer or reduced symptoms. We’ve already talked about how [...]

Older Adults Still Benefit from Sleep Apnea Treatment

We know that older Americans have a higher risk of sleep apnea than middle-aged adults, perhaps three times higher. And unlike younger women, postmenopausal women may have a sleep apnea risk that is as high as men their age. Some research suggests that every American over the age of 65 should be [...]

Why Haven’t We Discovered a Cure for TMJ?

It’s a story many TMJ sufferers know all too well: seeing multiple doctors, dentists, and even specialists in a quest for treatment. Despite all the different treatments they may try, they don’t get the results they’re looking for. Reading a story like that can make you wonder why it’s so hard to [...]

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