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10. 14. 2020

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Associations Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s Disease

Studies have shown that insufficient or decreased sleep quality is associated with poor cognitive function.  In addition, sleep disturbances are associated with a 1.5-fold increased risk in developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This article suggests a relationship between sleep and Amyloid B, which is a key molecule involved in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis.  Until recently, amyloid formation was…

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10. 14. 2020

Recent News, TMJ

Does Covid Stress Lead to Headaches?

2020 has certainly proven to be a stressful year for everyone due to the pandemic.  For some, their business will not survive.  Others are still able to work, but have been faced with a huge shift in the dynamic of the previous work environment.  Similar to the economic collapse that we faced during the recession…

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09. 24. 2020

Recent News, TMJ

TMJ: How Do You Find Relief?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is responsible for connecting your jawbone to your skull. When functioning properly, the TMJ allows for smooth movement of the jaw when chewing and speaking. Should the TMJ become inflamed, pain, stiffness, eye, neck, ear problems and general discomfort are sure to follow. This illustrates the importance of finding proper TMJ…

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09. 16. 2020

Sleep Aches, Sleep Apnea

A Woman’s Worst Nightmare – Advanced Aging from Sleep Disorders

Having Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or other sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) conditions may speed up aging, especially among women.  As we know, OSA occurs when a person’s airway is obstructed by the collapse of soft tissue in the throat, leading to the gasping and/or snoring sound.   OSA is the most common form of SDB, which is…

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09. 16. 2020

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New Daily Persistent Headache

Over the last several years there have been new developments in the research for NDPH (new daily persistent headache).   This headache is located in the frontal and temporal regions, and peaks maximum intensity over several seconds, lasting up to several minutes, at which point the pain level starts decreasing.  This is recognized (ICD) as a…

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The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


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