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The Surprising Link Between TMJ Disorder and Sleep Apnea

March 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — lifesmiles @ 8:26 pm
Red-haired woman in bed with jaw pain

Having a TMJ disorder means that the joint keeping your lower jaw attached to your skull is not functioning as it should. This can often lead to jaw pain, teeth grinding, and headaches. However, in some cases, the problems may go even further than that; studies have found that TMJ disorder can potentially be related to sleep apnea. Here’s how these two seemingly separate conditions may actually be linked.