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Sleep Apnea and Pregnancy: What You Should Know

December 10, 2023

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Pregnant woman sleeping on white bed linens

During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through a roller coaster of changes, which can be exhausting. You should do all you can to protect the quality of your sleep while you are growing a tiny human! Unfortunately, some pregnant individuals develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can increase health risks for both them and their precious cargo. What should you know about the connection between sleep apnea and pregnancy? This blog post explains.

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Can BOTOX Get Rid of Headaches Caused by TMD?

November 5, 2023

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Vial of BOTOX and small syringe

Do you suffer from frequent headaches and jaw pain? It is possible that you have TMJ disorder (TMD), a condition that afflicts the joint right in front of your ears, which connects the lower jaw to the rest of your skull. When it is not working correctly, it can cause tension and pain in the surrounding tissues. In fact, it is a common headache trigger. If you have this issue, it may be worth your time to talk to your dentist about BOTOX injections. How can BOTOX get rid of headaches caused by TMD? This blog post explains.

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Is TMJ Disorder Causing Your Migraines?

October 28, 2023

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Woman sitting on sofa, struggling with migraine

Migraines are extremely painful; they can even be debilitating. Sadly, they afflict an estimated 10% of the world’s population. If you struggle with migraines, you may have already talked to your doctor about the problem. Certain medications and lifestyle changes may be helpful. But have you ever considered that your jaw might be contributing to the problem? Is TMJ disorder causing your migraines? This blog post explains what you should know.

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How to Prepare for Your Sleep Test

July 4, 2023

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Man wearing monitoring equipment during sleep test

If you often struggle to get rejuvenating, high-quality rest, you might suspect that you have a sleep disorder. In order to find out for sure, you should get in touch with a medical professional who can help you get an official diagnosis. They will likely arrange for you to undergo a sleep study, which may also be referred to as a sleep test. What can you expect during your sleep test, and how can you prepare for it? Continue reading to find out.

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Can Chewing Gum Worsen Your TMJ Dysfunction?

January 17, 2023

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assorted colors of chewing gum

Whether you do it to help you avoid bad oral habits like smoking or nail biting, to freshen up your breath, or for other reasons, chewing gum is wildly popular. Since its creation in the 1960s, this tasty treat comes in a variety of flavors to match anyone’s taste. But, for people who have TMJ issues, can chewing gum make things worse? Keep reading to learn about this condition, how chewing gum can affect it, and what to do if you have it.

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6 Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

December 16, 2022

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Sleepless man sitting up in bedAccording to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, at least 25 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Although it’s a common condition, researchers believe that 80% of cases haven’t been diagnosed. OSA causes frequent breathing disturbances while sleeping from an obstruction in the upper airway. Many patients aren’t aware they have the condition because symptoms occur while they are sleeping. Often, it’s not until a family member raises concerns about chronic snoring that it’s suspected. Although it’s a common sign of sleep apnea, it’s the least concerning complication. Untreated sleep apnea can have potentially deadly consequences. Here are 6 dangers of not managing the breathing disorder. 

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Why You Should See a Dentist for a TMJ Disorder

November 17, 2022

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Blocks with letters spelling out “TMJ”

You’re probably used to visiting your dentist whenever you have problems with your teeth or gums. But if you’re suffering from chronic pain due to a TMJ disorder, you might be surprised to learn that a dental professional can help with that as well! Not only can they diagnose the problem, but they can also offer a variety of solutions. The following post explores why it’s worth calling your dentist if you need TMJ therapy.

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Can Essential Oils Help with Sleep Apnea?

October 15, 2022

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Eucalyptus essential oil surrounded by eucalyptus plant leaves

In recent times, essential oils have seen a boom in popularity. Some people use them simply to make their home smell good, while others use them for cleaning purposes. Still other individuals extol essential oils for their health benefits. While these products certainly are not a “miracle cure” for medical conditions, they may be able to support your overall wellness. This blog post discusses a few essential oils that may help you cope with sleep apnea symptoms.

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Is Sleep Apnea on the Rise?

May 3, 2022

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Man with sleep apnea snoring in bed.

Every night, millions of people miss out on countless hours of rest because of sleep apnea; and what’s even more alarming is that many more cases go completely undiagnosed! But sleep apnea doesn’t just prevent you from getting a good night’s rest—it can sometimes lead to serious health concerns if left untreated. That said, keep reading to learn more about this condition and why it’s seemingly on the rise, along with some tips for lowering your risk of developing it.

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What You Need to Know About Your Weight and Sleep Apnea

April 13, 2022

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Man snoring in bed

Do you frequently find yourself waking up several times each night? Are you gaining weight despite your best efforts to maintain a healthy diet? If you suffer from OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), you could be having up to 30 sleep disruptions each night. There’s a good chance that this is also exacerbating your unwanted weight gain. Here’s what we know about the link between the two and what you can do to break the cycle.

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