At TMD & Sleep Apnea Clinic, we are passionate about diagnosing and treating patients who suffer from sleep apnea. Unfortunately, approximately 80% of sleep apnea cases remain undiagnosed. Not only is this disheartening because adults are not getting the sleep they need and deserve, but these individuals are also more likely to experience serious health issues. One health issue that can be the result of untreated sleep apnea is cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the broad term for anyone who experiences any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels.
With summer right around the corner, we know many of our patients are busy preparing their travel plans. During the past few summers, it has been a little difficult to travel safely the way we have in previous years. We know many of our patients are excited and looking forward to what they have planned, whether it is visiting a favorite location or heading somewhere they have never been before. For patients who experience TMD, traveling can be a bit tricky at times, and we recommend taking a few precautions to ensure that you enjoy your travels free of discomfort. Continue reading to learn these helpful tips.
At TMD & Sleep Apnea Clinic, our passion is helping patients find relief from the symptoms of TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, and sleep apnea. Our goal is to help patients live a pain-free life that they can enjoy to the fullest. Many first-time patients can’t remember the last time they were able to enjoy the foods they love or had a great night’s sleep. We see a number of patients each year who have been to countless medical professionals and have remained undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or left with lingering symptoms and discomfort. We do our best to help each patient, and it warms our hearts when we receive feedback that our treatment plan has changed the lives of our patients. We are so thankful for the recent Yelp review we received regarding a patient’s experience receiving TMD treatment. It lets Dr. Kushner and the team know that they are truly helping improve the lives of patients who may have felt helpless in the past.
As adults, we can all agree there are a number of factors that can cause added stress to our lives. Aside from all the daily stressors of life, we have also been living through a pandemic the last two years, so many people are experiencing more stress than ever before. This can be even more difficult and affect patients that suffer from TMD or sleep apnea. Aside from our treatment recommendations, many of our sleep apnea and TMD patients are always looking for different ways to relax. While we know many of our patients have their favorite hobbies that help them relax, we want to make a recommendation that will relax the body and the mind as well. We could all use a little relaxation! Read on to learn more.
Sleeping well is one of the most important things you can do to help your overall health. Think of the days after you have had a poor night’s sleep. You may be irritable, feel exhausted during the day, and just not seem like yourself. There are a large number of people who feel like this every day because they suffer from a common condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which the soft tissues in the back of the throat relax during sleep, obstructing the airway and limiting proper oxygen flow. More than 22 million people suffer from the effects of sleep apnea. It is extremely concerning to think of the number of people who suffer from this condition and never seek treatment or receive a diagnosis. When sleep apnea remains untreated, it can be extremely damaging to your overall health and can lead to serious health complications.
Do you suffer from routine headaches? Patients who have headaches experience significant discomfort that can affect daily life. Some patients may have difficulty completing everyday tasks. For patients who suffer from TMD, or temporomandibular disorder, it can be difficult to determine if your headaches are being caused by TMD or another outside factor. Read on to learn more about the difference between a TMD headache and other types of headaches.
At TMD & Sleep Apnea Clinic, we want you to live a fulfilling life that is free from discomfort. We know that many people suffer from the effects of TMD and remain in discomfort for years, oftentimes misdiagnosed. TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint, which is the hinge that connects the jaw to the skull. Patients who suffer from this condition may experience facial pain, ear aches, difficulty opening their mouth and chewing, headaches and clicking and popping of their jaw.
Which season is your favorite? While each season has its perks, many people do not choose winter as their top choice even though there are some clear benefits to point out. One benefit of winter is the slower pace and time spent at home to recharge. Winter is also a popular time to evaluate the state of your health and make any changes necessary before warmer weather arrives. If you experience sleep apnea and issues with your sleep, winter is the perfect time to create a nighttime routine to help you sleep peacefully. Read on to learn simple steps that you can easily add to your nighttime routine to assist with sleep.
Happy 2022! It’s hard to believe that a new year is upon us. A popular trend at the start of a new year is to evaluate the state of your overall health. Many adults make resolutions that include unrealistic health goals. This is the reason fitness facilities and health food stores run specials immediately at the start of a new year. It is wonderful to become passionate about improving your overall health, but it is important to make moderate changes that are not drastic and can easily be worked into your life and busy schedule.
We don’t know about you, but now that the start of the new year and holiday season is behind us, we feel like we can take a deep breath and relax. The holiday season always feels like it is go, go, go with parties, visiting family and friends, shopping and wrapping gifts. There are endless opportunities to join festivities, and it can be exhausting. By the time January rolls around, we just feel like snuggling up in a comfy blanket and taking a nap. However, if you are a patient who experiences sleep apnea, that may not be the best idea. Read on to learn why.