TMJ

TMJ and Sleep Apnea

Posted by on May 16, 2017

If you suffer from a temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), chances are then you likely suffer from sleep apnea as well.  There is a strong relationship between those who suffer from TMD and those who also suffer from sleep apnea.  A 2013 study conducted in the Journal of Dental Research discovered that those who were more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), were also three times more likely to suffer from chronic TMD.  The same study showed that those who showed two or more signs of obstructive sleep apnea had a 73% greater incidence of TMD independent of their age,...

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