Interestingly, TMD and sleep apnea often travel in tandem. Sleep apnea can exacerbate TMD due to the tension placed on the jaw from repeated breathing interruptions during sleep. Conversely, TMD can contribute to sleep disturbances. At CNS Dental, we take a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating these interconnected conditions.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
If the connection between TMD and sleep apnea is making you curious about your own sleep health, here’s a quick list of sleep apnea symptoms:
- Loud snoring
- Exhaustion and sleepiness during the day
- Mood swings
- Periodically stopping breathing during sleep (observed by someone else)
- Choking and gasping for air while sleeping
If these symptoms sound familiar, come in and talk with us!