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About Snoring and TMJ

TMJ-related snoring refers to snoring that occurs as a result of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. The temporomandibular joint is responsible for the movement of the jaw, and when it malfunctions or experiences problems, it can affect the positioning of the jaw during sleep. This misalignment of the jaw can lead to restricted airflow in the throat, which in turn can cause snoring.

What causes snoring?

The exact mechanisms and causes of TMJ-related snoring can vary but often involve the following:

  • Jaw Positioning: TMJ issues can alter the natural resting position of the jaw, causing it to shift backward during sleep. This can narrow the airway and increase the likelihood of snoring.
  • Muscle Tension: TMJ dysfunction can result in increased muscle tension in the jaw and throat area, which may further contribute to snoring by obstructing airflow.
  • Breathing Difficulties: The altered jaw position can also affect the soft tissues in the throat, making them more prone to vibrating during inhalation and exhalation, leading to snoring sounds.
  • Discomfort: Pain or discomfort associated with TMJ problems can make it harder to find a comfortable sleeping position, potentially exacerbating snoring.

It’s important to note that TMJ-related snoring is just one potential cause of snoring. Snoring can result from various factors, including obesity, sleep position, alcohol consumption, and underlying medical conditions. If you suspect that your snoring is related to TMJ issues, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional or a dentist with expertise in TMJ disorders for a proper evaluation and treatment options.

We Can Help Relieve Your TMJ Snoring!

If you suffer from TMJ, your snoring may be directly related to your condition. The TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland can help. By targeting the underlying causes of TMJ, such as jaw misalignment or muscle tension in the mouth and neck, they can help reduce your snoring and improve your quality of sleep. With their specialized treatment options, including oral appliances and physical therapy, the experts at the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland can provide lasting relief to both your TMJ and snoring symptoms. Don’t let snoring disrupt your sleep any longer. Visit the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland and finally get the rest you deserve.

Take the first step towards finding relief from snoring and other TMJ disorders. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to improved health and well-being.

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about the TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Cleveland

Chagit R.

5.0 ★★★★★

Dr. Wolf has provided me with amazing care. My symptoms have nearly completely resolved and she is extremely comprehensive in her treatment. I would highly recommend her to anyone having jaw or sleep issues.

Teri C.

5.0 ★★★★★

This is the office and staff to go to, for TMJ and or just sleep difficulties. Not only is Dr. K’s knowledge of both areas stellar, but she strives to continually educate herself to provide support and answers for her patients. I so wish I had known about the root of my sleeping problems yrs ago, but I am so thankful I have been under her care now. So many issues have improved and I am grateful.

Lisa V.

5.0 ★★★★★

Dr. Kristina and her team are very knowledgeable and caring professionals. I started with their office due to jaw pain as a result of a sleep disorder. Dr. Kristina uses sophisticated imaging equipment which results in a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plan. I always appreciate their geniune concern and also their smiles at my office visits! Thank you for making a difference in my health and quality of life!