Lifestyle Changes to Help You Sleep Better

Can you remember the last time you had a good night’s rest?  Were things drastically different in your life?  Maybe it’s been so long you can’t recall the last time you slept soundly.  Whatever your personal experience with sleepless nights, you’ve undoubtedly searched online late at night looking for answers that may help.  Ironically, engaging […]

How Additional Stress Is Worsening Your Physical Health

This month is Stress Awareness month and considering every person experiences stress on a continual basis, it is important that we become more educated on what stress is, why it happens, and how it can help or hurt us.  The fact is, stress is a natural response to situations that we perceive as threatening.  Meant to be a protective feature of […]

The Direct Link between Nutrition and TMD

It makes sense, if any part of your mouth – jaw or teeth, for example – are in pain, it’s going to impact what you choose to eat or what you avoid.  In the moment, you simply look for an option that’s not going to provoke pain. However, that’s simply not a legitimate long-term solution. […]

Sleep Awareness Week

On average, Americans enjoy 7.4 hours of sleep each night, which meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of seven or more hours. That means, thirty percent of our day should be dedicated to getting the rest we need.  For some, achieving this goal is attainable without much effort. However, for others, the […]

Did You Know These Foods Can Cause Migraines?

Your diet is a key contributor to how your body feels in every aspect of life, which is why it’s imperative that a thorough look at the food you eat on a consistent basis is considered when addressing health challenges. Inflammation is an incredibly important area of concern when it comes to any pain experienced […]

Is Your Loved One’s Snoring Keeping You Up? Signs They May Need to See a TMJ and Sleep Therapy Specialist

Is there a loved one in your home that sounds like a freight train passing when they sleep? Do you race to fall asleep first so that you don’t have to listen to your spouse’s snoring? It’s easy to get frustrated, especially since neither you nor your loved one is getting a good night’s rest. […]

Living with someone who suffers from TMJ: how to help

Imagine if you had unexplainable pain that manifested itself throughout the day and possibly resulted in sleepless night.  It would be frustrating, uncomfortable and discouraging.  Perhaps you aren’t experiencing this, but maybe a family member is. If your loved one is plagued with problems that don’t seem to have an easy solution, don’t be quick […]

Diagnosed with TMJ? Here is what to do next

“Diagnosis is not the end but the beginning of practice.” —Martin H. Fischer Mr. Fischer was a well-known German-born American physician, author, and professor who contributed to the medical profession for decades.  His comment regarding diagnosis is key to understanding how to approach any challenge our body faces; once the source of the challenge is […]

Creating Healthy Goals and Resolutions this Year that Can Change Your Life

A fresh year is upon us and many will take pen to paper and list out new resolutions for 2019. Perhaps you had success with resolutions you set last year and are conjuring up a batch of new goals.  Or maybe you weren’t as successful, and you find yourself revisiting some from last year or […]