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Sleep Aches

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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08. 13. 2020

Sleep Aches, TMJ

Are You Experiencing Eye Twitching/Spasms?

There are many different kinds of muscle spasms that exist, ranging in intensity from mild twitches to severe pain.  The spastic muscle may feel harder than normal to the touch, and/or appear visibly distorted.  It may also show visible signs of twitching.  I treat TMD patients with eye twitching caused by the orbicularis muscles becoming spasmodic. You may…

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07. 07. 2020

Sleep Aches, Sleep Apnea

Is the Quarantine Causing Depression, or Are You Suffering from Sleep Apnea?

Since the Quarantine started, many people are feeling the effects of isolation, both physically and mentally. While it has been proven that people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea have higher rates of depression, little is known about rates of OSA in patients with a major depressive disorder.  When someone is depressed, having suicidal thoughts, or their…

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06. 11. 2020

Sleep Aches, Sleep Apnea

Has Your OSA Been Misdiagnosed as Depression?

          Have you or someone you know been battling depression for years without any results? If this sounds familiar, then you may have a sleep disorder. Because many of the side effects are the same, countless people go undiagnosed for long periods of time. Sometimes people find that they never had…

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Our Precautions on the COVID-19 Virus

  Dear Patients, fellow Colleagues, and Friends,   At Michigan Head & Neck Institute, it has always been our goal to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, we remain committed to this goal. We continually check for updates from the most credible sources such as…

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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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