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Waking Up Unrested? Sleep Apnea vs. TMJ

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Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired? Does this tired feeling persist throughout the day? Does your jaw ache? Head hurt? You could be suffering from sleep apnea or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).

According to the latest statistics, more than 18 million people in the United States suffer from sleep apnea, and 35 million have been diagnosed with TMJ.

Let’s look at the symptoms of sleep apnea vs. TMJ, the similarities, differences, and risks.

Sleep Apnea Overview

You go to bed early enough but wake up feeling tired. For most of us, this tired feeling diminishes after coffee or by late morning. But for people with sleep ...

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3 Signs You Have Sleep Apnea

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Many of us experience what’s called simple snoring that occasionally occurs because of illness or consuming too much alcohol too late in the evening. While annoying to your sleep partner, simple snoring isn’t necessarily a health problem.

But severe or excessive snoring is often the result of sleep apnea, a sleep-related breathing disorder. The most common type of sleep apnea is called obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from this condition, and about 80 percent of these cases range from moderate to severe.

Why Sleep Apnea Is A Problem

We refer to it as “obstructive” because your airway is blocked, which prevents you from breathing ...

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How Sleep Apnea Could Be Affecting Your Life

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When looked at as part of our healthy body approach to dentistry, sleep apnea is one of the conditions that can impact nearly every aspect of your health, which is why we take it so seriously.

Sleep-disordered breathing impacts patients of any age and is fairly common, though many people are unaware of its presence. We offer sleep apnea treatment in our Manhattan Beach, CA dental office for a healthier mind and body.

Snoring Keeps Your Partner Awake

Typically the first sign of sleep apnea is an unhappy partner that complains of loud snoring or notices choking and gasping during sleep. As they lie awake, they may also notice periods when breathing stops, ...

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Sleep Apnea and Brain Barriers

At Modern American Dentistry, we take sleep apnea very seriously. Recent studies show that the obstructed sleep caused by sleep apnea can actually have extremely negative effects on the human brain. Sleep is, by far, one of the most crucial elements to personal health and well-being, and so often people carelessly overlook this element of life.

We are too busy with work, studying, fun or just trying to get everything done in a single day, to really concern ourselves with our sleep patterns. And in the case that you do, in fact, concern yourself with sleep, that may impede even more on your attempts to fall asleep as thoughts of “if ...

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High Blood Pressure & Sleep Apnea

High blood pressure and sleep apnea are often connected by more than mere coincidence. They make a life-threatening pair and, if ignored, can drastically decrease your quality of life without you ever even noticing. However, a recent study suggests that simple solutions to your snoring problems can be found in the dentist’s office! A new technique called Oral Appliance Therapy may be able to completely cure sleep apnea!

As you may have already known, our California dental expert, Dr. Joel D Gould, is fascinated by sleep apnea and is constantly trying to guide suffering patients in the right direction by helping unsuspecting patients with early detection. We could not be more ...

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