We cannot believe that October has arrived! Now that it’s the middle of the month, you and your loved ones are probably busy celebrating and preparing for the arrival of Halloween. While we want everyone to enjoy all that Halloween has to offer, if you suffer from TMD, it is important to be mindful of your celebrations to ensure that your treatment and condition are not affected.
With the arrival of October, we know that the next few months are going to be filled with plenty of extra events and responsibilities. It is a time filled with joy and excitement, but it can also cause a lot of problems with stress. If you have a full plate of responsibilities, adding more can be daunting, not to mention the added expenses that come with this time of year as well. Even the most calm and relaxed person can feel overwhelmed. If you suffer from sleep apnea, stress can really impact your treatment. We want to share the importance of staying calm, cool, and collected during the upcoming holiday season.
At the Center for TMJ & Sleep Apnea Solutions NW, we are passionate about helping patients who struggle with sleep apnea. If you are unfamiliar, sleep apnea is a serious condition where your breathing is affected while you sleep. It is not uncommon for those who suffer to stop breathing for short periods of time during sleep. We often speak of the importance of treating sleep apnea and how failure to follow through with treatment can lead to serious complications with your overall health. You may be surprised to learn that sleep apnea coupled with not getting enough quality sleep each night can negatively affect your oral health.
We can’t believe that the summer is coming to an end and September is here already. With the arrival of September, not only are students back to school and schedules resuming, but the cooler weather is also arriving. There are some people who dread the warmer weather and love it when the cooler weather arrives once again. People who suffer from TMD can have difficulty with their symptoms during the cold weather. Read on to learn how the colder weather this fall can affect your TMD symptoms.