HEADACHES, MIGRAINES, FIBROMYALGIA, SLEEP APNEA, SWALLOWING PROBLEMS AND TMJ DISORDERS ARE ALL CLOSELY RELATED IN BOTH CAUSES AND TREATMENTS

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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE BLOG ENTRY TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THESE DISORDERS. ALMOST ALL TREATMENT OF HEADACHES MUST CONSIDER THE MASTICATORY SYSTEM. A new study “Effect of CPAP treatment on residual depressive symptoms in patients with major depression and coexisting sleep apnea: Contribution of daytime sleepiness to residual depressive symptoms.” (see abstract below) suggests that treatment of sleep apnea …

Chicago: Diplomate American Board Of Dental Sleep Medicine

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ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY FOR TREATING SLEEP APNEA COMFORTABLE ALTERNATIVES TO CPAP Dentists who treat Sleep Apnea have taken a major step out of the mechanical world of dentistry and into the fields of physiology and medicine. A very select group of dentists go further and achieve Diplomate Status in the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. I am proud to be …

New Guidelines for Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

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New guidelines for Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring have been released by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. I am glad to report the new guidelines are essentially the same as my office guidelines have been for 30 years of treating sleep apnea and snoring.  In fact these are almost identical to …

CPAP Alternatives: When Comfort is Desired

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Handicapped by CPAP! If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and you have been wearing a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask, you may find wearing it is slightly embarrassing, especially in the presence of your partner. You may find it uncomfortable and noisy, too! Even though it may solve your sleeping disorder, it makes it difficult to turn …