Activities To Avoid With TMD

When living with TMD, you might be aware of certain triggers that cause pain. These could be certain physical activities, foods or lifestyle habits. Sometimes, however, you might not feel like you have any control over when you experience pain. We want our TMD patients to live a full life and to do so, there are certain things you might want to avoid that put more strain on your TMJ then necessary.

How Exercise Helps Treat Sleep Apnea

Exercise provides many health benefits. Regular activity such as aerobic exercise, strength training, and participating in sports contributes to a healthier body, helping to prevent a wide range of physical issues related to a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise also has a positive effect on your subjective well-being and mental health, by increasing your energy and serotonin. But did you know that a workout routine can also improve your sleep quality?

How To Get a Better Night’s Sleep

It’s normal to have an occasional night when you don’t sleep well — constantly waking up during the night and then feeling tired the next day. Several things can cause you to have a bad night’s sleep: stress, overindulgence in food or drink, and illness to name a few.

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Do your jaw muscles ache? Do you have headaches? Are your teeth extremely sensitive and showing signs of wear? You might be grinding your teeth and clenching your jaws excessively, a condition called “bruxism.”

It is estimated that between 8% and 31% of people suffer from this common condition, with many unaware of the behavior, especially when the symptoms are not obvious.

Aching Jaws and Worn Teeth – Join the Club!

Do your jaw muscles ache? Do you have headaches? Are your teeth extremely sensitive and showing signs of wear? You might be grinding your teeth and clenching your jaws excessively, a condition called “bruxism.”

It is estimated that between 8% and 31% of people suffer from this common condition, with many unaware of the behavior, especially when the symptoms are not obvious.