Two of the most common health problems people face are constant headaches and not being able to sleep at night.
These problems can occur on a daily basis or every so often. Either way, they seem to always come back. Could it be stress? Could it be a bad appetite? Or could it be something entirely different?
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or TMJ is when there are complications with the jaw and the surrounding muscles. TMJ (also known as TMD) can arise because of many different reasons. Grinding of teeth, serious trauma to the area or arthritis can all cause TMJ. The complications can then lead to what is know as Sleep Apnea.
When there is some kind of obstruction of the airways then Sleep Apnea occurs. People might mention that you snore a lot at night or toss around while sleeping. You might also feel sleepy during the day. These are all symptoms of Sleep Apnea.
Sleep Apnea and TMJ? What now?
Many medical offices don’t directly deal with the issues and the same goes for dentists. It’s a problem that can be considered somewhere in between the two fields.
- Dr. Oscar Marin of West Covina Smiles is a certified professional to take care of TMJ and Sleep Apnea, and has taken patients with those problems for years.