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Five Lessons from a “No-Cost Solution” to Sleep Apnea

As sleep apnea becomes more commonly known, it’s not surprising that it receives greater news coverage. This is generally a positive thing: the more people who are aware of sleep apnea, the more people who can get treatment for this potentially deadly condition. One provocative piece that surfaced recently on the [...]

By |November 2nd, 2022|CPAP, Sleep Apnea, Snoring|Comments Off on Five Lessons from a “No-Cost Solution” to Sleep Apnea

Secrets of Masseter Muscle Massage for TMJ Relief

Temporomandibular joint disorders (called either TMJ or TMD) affect millions of Americans. However, not all people with TMJ need professional care. Many cases of TMJ can resolve with just home care. When considering home care for TMJ, it’s important to determine whether you need professional care. Consult with a Denver [...]

By |October 6th, 2022|Home Care, TMJ|Comments Off on Secrets of Masseter Muscle Massage for TMJ Relief

Can One Oral Appliance Work for Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

Temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) and sleep apnea often occur in the same person. Since many people have both conditions, and we treat both conditions with oral appliances, patients often ask: can I get just one appliance for both my conditions? Not really. The two treatments [...]

By |September 8th, 2022|Sleep Apnea, TMJ|Comments Off on Can One Oral Appliance Work for Sleep Apnea and TMJ?

Why Have You Suddenly Started Snoring?

For many people, the realization that they’re snorers comes as a shock. Snoring is something other people do, not them, and now their whole self-image is shaken. Not only that, but the realization may come to threaten their relationship, whether it’s a new romance or a long-established marriage. That’s right, people [...]

By |August 3rd, 2022|Snoring|Comments Off on Why Have You Suddenly Started Snoring?

Dr. Kevin Berry Expands Our Knowledge of TMJ Disorders

We recently announced that Denver TMJ dentist Dr. Kevin Berry earned certifications in orofacial pain. This included a Master of Science (MS) in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (USC).  While working on his MS, Dr. Berry had the opportunity [...]

By |July 5th, 2022|Jaw Pain, Migraine, TMJ|Comments Off on Dr. Kevin Berry Expands Our Knowledge of TMJ Disorders

Off-the-Grid Sleep Apnea Solutions for Hiking

Do you think you can't do the Colorado Trail or other long hiking trips because CPAP chains you to a power supply? Hiking ten miles and more a day at elevation is extremely difficult when you’re not sleeping well at night, and you can't really bring your CPAP with you. But that doesn't mean [...]

By |June 6th, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Off-the-Grid Sleep Apnea Solutions for Hiking

What to Do When CPAP Makes You Gassy

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) can be a life-saving treatment, if people use it. However, CPAP comes with many side effects that make it unpleasant to use. This makes people sleep without CPAP, choosing untreated sleep apnea over their treatment. Understanding these side effects can help you understand how to deal with [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on What to Do When CPAP Makes You Gassy

Is Sleep Apnea Making You Sleepy During The Day?

Do you sleep looking forward to a great night’s rest only to wake up feeling like you never went to sleep at all? Does this lack of sleep cause you to feel tired throughout the day, affecting your overall concentration and work effort? If so, your lingering daytime sleepiness may be a sign of [...]

By |April 21st, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Is Sleep Apnea Making You Sleepy During The Day?

Orofacial Pain Certification Evidence of Quality Care for TMJ Patients

One measure of a dentist’s commitment to treating temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) is their ongoing training in the discipline. All dentists must complete continuing education to maintain their licenses, but a dentist committed to TMJ treatment focuses their education on this and related areas. [...]

By |March 23rd, 2022|TMJ|Comments Off on Orofacial Pain Certification Evidence of Quality Care for TMJ Patients

Is It Nightmares or Sleep Apnea Waking You Up?

Are you waking up with nightmares regularly? Although nightmares themselves may be your problem, for many adults, it's actually sleep apnea that is causing wakeful nights in terror. If you have trouble waking up regularly in a cold sweat with a sense of panic, have your primary care physician refer you for [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Sleep Apnea|Comments Off on Is It Nightmares or Sleep Apnea Waking You Up?
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