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This is how sleep apnea affects every part of your body

This is how sleep apnea affects every part of your body

A misconception of our bodies being inactive while we are napping or sleeping is one of the reasons that one-third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, according to the CDC. It isn’t just about rest. There are very discreet physiological stages that take place throughout the night and understanding them can help improve your health. […]

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Your Family is the First to Notice Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Your Family is the First to Notice Sleep Apnea Symptoms

The reason many people seek diagnosis and treatment is because a concerned spouse or family member has noticed sleep disturbances. This occurs more frequently than a person complaining about the condition themselves. Sleep apnea directly affects family members as much as it would affect the person with the condition because the symptoms associated with sleep […]

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Don’t miss out on juicy steak, treat your jaw pain

Don’t miss out on juicy steak, treat your jaw pain

It’s the summertime, which means warm weather, sun shining and grilling. And what is a great thing to grill? A nice juicy steak! Now that sounds delicious, doesn’t it? It does, but if you suffer from jaw pain, it can prevent you from eating just about any of your favorite foods. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) […]

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June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month

The summer season means fun in the sun, but don’t lose sight of your overall health. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is the loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage. And the leading cause is stroke, which can be caused by untreated obstructive sleep apnea. As you know, […]

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Coping with the side effects of wearing an oral appliance

Coping with the side effects of wearing an oral appliance

Whether you were prescribed an oral appliance for the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction (TMD) or sleep apnea, it is important to understand what some of the side effects might be. Most treatments come with their share of side effects, but it is important to understand that this does not mean you should avoid […]

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Is gum really worth the pain?

Is gum really worth the pain?

Whether a person chews gum as a snack or because they like the flavor, it is a common occurrence. However, if you chew gum and suffer from headaches or jaw pain, you might want to think before you pick up that new pack of gum or snack. A person suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) […]

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TMD is linked to tinnitus and hearing problems

TMD is linked to tinnitus and hearing problems

Have you ever experienced ringing in your ear? If so, that is called tinnitus. While it might happen more frequently in some people, what does it have to do with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)? To understand how TMD affects hearing and tinnitus, we need to first understand TMD, which is soemtimes referred to as locked […]

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Helpful tips to improve your sleep

Helpful tips to improve your sleep

Have you ever woken up feeling like you didn’t have a wink of sleep last night? We’ve all been there before–probably numerous times throughout our lifetime. Our sleep habits have a significant impact on how well we sleep every night. If you are able to maintain a regular schedule while also avoiding behavior that promotes […]

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Can essential oils help with jaw pain?

Can essential oils help with jaw pain?

Finding effective ways to relieve pain is important. And while sometimes you might not want to take pain medication, what other options do you have for relief? There are actually several other things you can do to find relief from jaw pain, such as the use of essential oils. In recent years, essential oils have […]