Exercise & TMD

Have you been evaluating your overall health and would like to introduce a fitness plan into your day but are concerned because you suffer from TMD? Daily exercise should be an important part of everyone’s life, and there are definitely ways that you can exercise, even if you suffer from TMD. Read on to learn more about exercises that would be beneficial and those you may want to avoid.

Is There A Link Between TMD And Wisdom Teeth?

Do you have your wisdom teeth? If you are unfamiliar, wisdom teeth are the very last molars that erupt in your mouth, and they typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Many people have them removed due to issues with overcrowding or because the teeth are frequently impacted in the jawbone and cause problems. Due to the location of the wisdom teeth and the fact that many of them cause problems with the mouth and jaw, you might be wondering if there is a link between TMD and wisdom teeth.

Sleep Apnea & Anxiety – A Vicious Cycle

If you are one of our sleep apnea patients, then you know the effect this condition can have on your entire body. Sleep apnea can also have a significant impact on the state of your mental health. Patients who experience sleep apnea have a higher risk of dealing with anxiety. Anxiety is the natural way that some people deal with stressful situations. However, problems can arise when your anxiety is keeping you from living your daily life. Read on to learn if sleep apnea is causing you anxiety.

Is Your Dinner Time Affecting Your Sleep?

What time do you typically eat dinner? We know that dinner time varies for each person and family based on their activities and schedules. During this time of year, many dinner times are also changed because of holiday parties and family get-togethers. You may be surprised to learn that the time you eat dinner can affect your quality of sleep and your sleep apnea symptoms. So, if you have been struggling with your sleep lately, your dinner time may be to blame.

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Get In Your Way

It’s hard to believe that December is here again and we are getting ready to celebrate the holidays. While the holiday season is a joyful time to share with the people you love and care for, it can also be a difficult time for many people because of added stress. It can be extremely challenging for people suffering from TMD because added stress can be triggering and lead to a flare-up or relapse of symptoms. Read on to learn about how you can help keep your TMD symptoms at bay this holiday season.

TMJ Awareness Month

November is TMJ Awareness Month, which is a time dedicated to helping make more people familiar with TMJ and TMD. If you don’t know, TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the ball and socket joint that attaches the lower jaw to the base of the skull. If you place your fingers on the back of your jaw near your ear and open your mouth, you can feel the temporomandibular joint move. At TMD & Sleep Apnea Clinic, we are happy to provide life-changing treatment to patients who are suffering from TMD. TMD stands for temporomandibular joint disorder, which describes the symptoms resulting from conditions that affect the TMJ.

Could You Be Oversleeping?

We often discuss the importance of getting quality sleep. As we have explained in the past, a full night’s sleep is necessary to remain healthy and avoid medical issues. This is one of the reasons we are passionate about helping patients who suffer from sleep apnea. We want our patients to live a long and healthy life that they are happy to live life to the fullest. You may be surprised to learn that it is possible to get too much sleep. Read on to learn how your health can be affected if you are sleeping too much.

Take Our Bed Partner Survey

At TMD & Sleep Apnea Clinic, we are passionate about helping our patients get the quality sleep they deserve. Not only can sleep apnea disrupt your sleep, but it can also be detrimental to your overall health. Many patients who suffer from sleep apnea remain undiagnosed because they are not aware they have a problem. Think about when you sleep at night, you would have no idea if you snore, are a peaceful sleeper, or are restless. Many people learn they have a sleeping issue from their partner or a family member at home.

How To Have A TMD-friendly Halloween

If you suffer from TMD, you know that it can be extremely difficult at times, especially if you are experiencing a flare-up of symptoms. With Halloween quickly coming later this month, we don’t want you to miss out on any festivities if you are having TMD issues. It’s also important to be mindful of your condition when planning a costume and choosing the candy you want to enjoy. We have compiled some tips to help you enjoy your Halloween festivities. Continue reading to learn more.

Is TMD Affecting Your Sleep?

One of the most important things you can do for your overall health is getting a quality night’s sleep. While you sleep at night, your body and mind recharge to prepare you for the next day. When you don’t get enough sleep or quality sleep, many aspects of your life can become affected, such as your mood, ability to function properly, and more. While we typically discuss sleep when helping our sleep apnea patients, many of our patients who suffer from TMD also experience sleep issues.