Sleep is arguably the most important activity to allow our bodies to function at the highest ability, so it should be startling that 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. are affected by a sleep disorder (American Sleep Association [ASA], 2021). Even more shocking, 25 million of those Americans are diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, also known as OSA. Not receiving the proper amount of sleep is a nationwide issue.
Uncontrolled, there are a lot of health risks associated with Sleep Apnea including heart attacks, high blood pressure, and stroke, just to name a few. Aside from those, drowsiness during the day can affect your life in negative ways. When exhausted, you can’t work at your highest potential, you’re irritable around family and friends, and you put your physical health on the backburner. Shouldn’t there be a magic pill to make all of this go away?
Medication is generally used to treat issues that can change physiologically in your body like high blood pressure, cholesterol, and infection. Unfortunately, you can’t anatomically alter your existing body parts with medication. In the case of Sleep Apnea, your narrow airway is the problem, and only devices and surgery can assist with opening up this passageway.
We wish there was a magic pill for Sleep Apnea as much as everyone else. But until that happens (if ever!) we’re going to have to rely on the cutting edge techniques at Sleep Rehab. We offer a variety of products that we tailor to you to make sleeping as effortless as possible, without requiring invasive surgery or heavy machinery. Contact us today for a consultation and start sleeping better.
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Are you suffering from Temporomandibular joint (commonly known as TMJ) disorder (TMD)? You may have found yourself here looking for solutions, which Sleep Rehab offers. However, if you’re on the fence about seeking TMJ treatment, it is definitely worth knowing just how detrimental TMJ can be in your life.
Eating is painful, which causes withdrawal from normal, social activities.
One of the most common side effects of TMJ is intense pain in your face and jaw. This can make something as simple as eating become a huge burden to endure. Because eating is such a painful activity, it may cause you to decline invitations to family dinners, lunch with friends, etc. Mealtime and eating is a large part of American social culture, and TMJ could cause you to become withdrawn socially, which then could lead to depression.
TMJ causes disruption in your sleep.
Even the tiniest bit of pain anywhere is enough to cause a bad night’s sleep. With sufferers of TMJ, an evening yawn can cause intense pain in the jaw, making it difficult to fall asleep. Clenching and grinding of the teeth at night make it near impossible to sleep through the night. And overall, not getting enough sleep at night affects productivity, happiness and so much more.
TMJ affects your ability to concentrate.
Another side effect of TMJ is headaches, because of the constant grinding or clenching of the jaw. We all know that headaches of any kind are imperative to everyday activities, especially when it concerns focusing on work. Although headaches can be subsided with over-the-counter medication, it may require more long-term solutions.
With modern medicine and the technology we have today, there’s no reason that your TMJ should negatively affect your life as much as it does. Reach out to Sleep Rehab today to see your options for simple solutions to aiding with TMJ.