Sleep Deprivation Sensitizes Jaw Muscles

Sleep Deprivation Sensitizes Jaw Muscles

Author: Mayoor, Patel, DDS, MS In yet another study we are introduced to a relationship between sleep and pain. While we have talked about this connection before, I think it is worth noting this study and what has been said. Researchers stated that it is unknown...

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Low Adherence to CPAP Therapy in Patients with PTSD

Low Adherence to CPAP Therapy in Patients with PTSD

Author: Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS Approximately 80 percent of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have at least one comorbid psychiatric disorder. The most common comorbid disorders include depression, alcohol and drug abuse, and other anxiety...

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The Way that CBD Helps with Chronic Pain

The Way that CBD Helps with Chronic Pain

Image via Unsplash CBD has become a popular therapeutic drug, offering relief for chronic pain and more. But how does CBD help with pain, and what's the best way to use it to manage chronic pain? Understand how CBD works and what it can do for pain management. What is...

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Jaw Pain and Sleep

Jaw Pain and Sleep

Author: Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS If a patient is suffering from jaw pain, how do they get comfortable and sleep at night? This is often a common question from patients who are struggling to get that good night’s rest every night. Getting a good night’s rest is...

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Help Patients Understand Their Risk for TMD

Help Patients Understand Their Risk for TMD

Author: Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS If you’ve ever woken up with a sore jaw or constant headaches, you know just how uncomfortable it can be. These problems, as well as tense muscles, are often the result of bruxism, or teeth grinding. Therefore, it is important for...

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The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Other Health Conditions

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Other Health Conditions

Author: Dr. Mayoor Patel, DDS, MS Untreated sleep apnea is dangerous and when it goes untreated, it can lead to a variety of health complications. From an increased risk of cardiovascular disease to diabetes, health complications associated with sleep apnea should...

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The Importance of TMD for the DSM Practice

The Importance of TMD for the DSM Practice

Author: Rose Nierman, Nierman Practice Management CEO “Once you see it, you can’t unsee it”, was a common and powerful assertion at a recent seminar on TMD for the Dental Sleep Medicine practitioner. Classic oral signs such as abfractions, tongue scalloping, facial...

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