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TMJ Everyone has habits, good and bad. Unfortunately, some of those bad habits can result in pain if you’re suffering from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Things that you’re doing unconsciously could be negatively affecting your health and quality of life. Foods to Avoid As delicious as some...

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy is extremely successful in treating cases of OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). It’s about 99 percent effective in treating the condition and reducing the number of times per night someone stops breathing. It maintains airflow and reduces the negative health...

If you’ve been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which your breathing is interrupted multiple times during sleep and can cause many health problems, then you may be familiar with the different types of treatment devices. However, if you’ve just been diagnosed, you...

Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea may go undiagnosed in people for a long time, and they may not know that it’s the underlying cause of various other medical problems they’re experiencing. Not being aware of the cause of an illness or medical issue such as hypertension, diabetes,...

There are many myths associated with obstructive sleep apnea, some of the which are true but most of which are not. It's important to separate fact from fiction in order to recognize symptoms that may lead to sleep apnea. The sooner you recognize them,...

Sleep Apnea Snore Many people who have sleep apnea snore. Studies show that around 40 percent of men and 26 percent of women snore; however, only one in 15 Americans suffer from sleep apnea. This doesn’t mean that everyone who snores has sleep apnea or another...

Tooth Grinding It’s midday, you’re at work, and you’re experiencing some major pain in your head and jaws. Pain killers are a temporary fix, but they wear off, distracting you from your work and maybe even sending you home early. What if the pain in your...

Hearing Loss Can Be Linked to Sleep Apnea If you have or think that you have sleep apnea, a condition in which someone’s breathing is interrupted multiple times during sleep, you are probably aware of many of the negative effects it can have on your life....

Sleep Apnea Memory, concentration, and mood, are three key factors a person can take steps every day to improve. Some tips to increase memory retention and improve mood include: Eat the right foods. Be sure to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and...

Excessive clenching of the jaw or grinding of one’s teeth is a phenomenon called bruxism. The condition can be either sleep or awake bruxism, and some believe that this is not a serious issue, but the long-term effects can cause major problems. A lot of...