Sleep and TMJ Blog

Higher Risk of Vision Loss Linked to Sleep Apnea in New Study

Sleep apnea impacts all the systems in our body. This includes our eyes. In fact, sleep apnea can have a dramatic impact on our eyes, leading to sudden vision loss in one or both eyes. That’s because sleep apnea has been linked to an elevated risk of nonarteritic anterior [...]

How to Tell If MSG Really Causes Your Headaches

Many people are bothered by chronic headaches. One problem with headaches is that they can have so many causes, it can be hard to track down what’s really responsible. One common culprit that people blame is MSG (monosodium glutamate), which many people associate with Chinese restaurant food. In fact, a sensitivity to [...]

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Risk Might Be Greater for Women

We tend to think of snoring and sleep apnea as men’s problems. It’s the stereotype that the man snores, disturbing his wife. However, this stereotype could be badly misleading, so badly that it puts women’s lives at risk. A new study shows that heart-related risks of sleep apnea might [...]

Is TMJ a “Minor Injury”?

A new report shows that the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is going to be reclassifying TMJ, whiplash, and some concussions as “minor” injuries. This doesn’t really affect us here in Michigan, where insurance coverage for these types of injuries is already spotty to nonexistent. However, it does raise the question about [...]