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The Clock Is Ticking on Your 2020 Insurance Benefits!

September 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 8:39 pm
Health insurance form for sleep apnea treatment beneath stethoscope

Where did 2020 go? It seems like just yesterday, we were welcoming the new year and looking forward to all its possibilities. Then the world seemed to turn upside, and here we are — already approaching the end of the year. You may have a long to-do list of things you want to accomplish before 2020 ends, such as shopping for celebrations and making plans for 2021. However, there is one more thing you might need to add to your list: making an appointment to pursue sleep apnea treatment. The clock is ticking on your 2020 insurance benefits!


Why Snoring Can Be More Serious Than It Seems

August 27, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 9:37 pm
Young man lying on pillows and snoring

As annoying as it can be for people trying to sleep nearby, snoring is not always thought of as a serious problem. In fact, it’s common for movies and television shows to use snoring as a joke. But if you’ve been told that you snore frequently, you should never just brush it off. In fact, depending on the circumstances, you may need to get in touch with a sleep doctor as soon as possible to see if you might be suffering from a disorder such as sleep apnea! Here’s why those noises you make at night can be more serious than they appear.  


Do You Have Sleep Apnea? Here’s How to Tell!

July 13, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 1:34 pm
Woman with sleep apnea who looks tired at work

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that involves pauses in breathing while resting, leading to difficulty getting shut eye. Loud snoring is an easy way to know if you’re affected by sleep apnea, but what if you sleep alone? Is there any way you can tell if you have this disorder? Thankfully, your dentist has put together a list of the typical warning signs of sleep apnea. Keep reading to get a better idea of what’s going on while you’re trying to get some rest!


Can Snoring and Sleep Apnea Hurt Your Marriage?

June 22, 2020

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Many of the worst side effects of sleep apnea are very subtle, such as an increased risk of heart disease or a weakened immune system. However, one of the most common symptoms of this disorder is also one of the most obvious: loud snoring that can keep the people around you awake at night. This particular symptom may not directly harm your body, but it could cause your marriage to suffer. Read on to learn more about the strain sleep apnea can put on your relationships – and why getting treatment right away could be even more important than you think!


4 Signs That a TMJ Disorder is Causing Your Headaches

April 24, 2020

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Woman in purple shirt with jaw pain and headache

Everyone knows the feeling of a throbbing headache that gets in the way of work or school. If you don’t want this pain disrupting your life, it’s a good idea to try and narrow down the source of your migraines so that any underlying problems can be treated. Many headaches have an unexpected cause: excessive strain on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that holds the lower jaw to the head. TMJ disorders are possible to treat, but how will you know if you actually have one? Here are 4 symptoms to look for that could point to the true reason for your migraines.


4 Serious Consequences of Sleep Apnea You Might Not Be Aware Of

February 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — sleepsnoringtmj @ 6:13 pm
Woman with sleep apnea awake in bed with headache

When you have sleep apnea, probably the most immediately noticeable sign will be loud snoring. The sound will be enough to keep your bed mate awake, and that can make for some very unenjoyable nights and a tense relationship. Sadly, though, snoring is far from your biggest concern; living with sleep apnea can lead to numerous health issues – and might even put your life in danger. Learn more about 4 hidden consequences of a sleep disorder that you need to be aware of.


Why You Should Stay Away from Sleep Aids If You Have Sleep Apnea

December 13, 2019

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Lately it’s been difficult for you to get a good night’s sleep; you often go through the day feeling exhausted, and you’ve been suffering from frequent bouts of insomnia. You’ve been thinking of using sleeping pills or another kind of sleep aid to try and get some quality rest. Before you do, however, you should know that exhaustion and insomnia are symptoms of sleep apnea – and using sleep aids can make this disorder even worse. Read on to learn what you should avoid if you have the slightest hint of sleep apnea.


What Does Sleep Apnea Have to Do with Your TMJ Disorder?

September 27, 2019

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Are you having trouble sleeping through the night without even realizing it? The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates that roughly 22 million Americans have sleep apnea, and about 80% of moderate to severe cases are undiagnosed. But as problematic as this disorder can be, it can also be connected to other conditions, such as chronic jaw pain. Read on to learn why someone suffering from sleep apnea might also need TMJ treatment.


5 Reasons Why Interrupted Sleep Can Be Dangerous

August 26, 2019

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You wake up, check the clock and, frustratingly, see that it’s still the middle of the night. This happens several times, and when morning finally comes, you’re exhausted. Unfortunately, tiredness could be the least of your problems. Interrupted sleep can have all sorts of negative effects on your mental and physical health – especially if it’s a result of a disorder like sleep apnea. Here are 5 potential dangers for frequent restless nights.


Discover What is Happening To Your Body As You Go Through Sleep Cycles

July 2, 2019

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You may think going to sleep is all about getting rest and essentially, “recovering” from the day’s events. While this isn’t entirely untrue, you’d be surprised to learn just how active your brain is while you sleep. In fact, your body and brain do a lot of work during sleep cycles. Find out exactly what happens to your body while you snooze, and why it’s beneficial to get the sleep you need and deserve.

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