It is important for us to get enough sleep every night. Not only does it help us manage our daily tasks, but it also affects how our overall health is looked after. Not enough sleep and your health will slowly begin to take a turn a turn for the worse. But why is it that you are having a tough time sleeping? Is it your lifestyle or is it something else?
If you find that you are waking up with headaches, jaw pain or something related to your face, you may be developing a sleep disorder known as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. If would be a good idea to visit your dental professional as soon as possible to find out if this is the case. If left untreated, you will begin to develop other dental issues as a result.
Individuals suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, or TMJ, experience many symptoms such as discomfort and pain in areas surrounding the face or jaw. There are a series of remedies recommended in order to alleviate tension found in those areas. Some of these include:
- Facial exercises such as stretching, relaxing, or massaging the muscles found around the jaw
- Evading actions such as yawning, singing, or excessive chewing.
- Learning new stress relieving techniques including but not limited to: Meditation, Breathing Exercises, or Personal stress relievers.
- Formulating an exercise plan in order to increase our pain tolerance.
TMJ is nothing to worry too much about if you take care of it early. Dr. Lieberman highly encourages patients suffering from TMJ to follow these few techniques in order to alleviate TMJ pain and symptoms.
If you’re interested in learning more about TMJ, contact Dr. Larry Lieberman, DDS at 727-785-8017 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.dentist-lieberman.com for additional information.
Dr. Larry Lieberman proudly accepts patients from Palm Harbor and all surrounding areas.