Weekly Summary 28th November 2014 to 5th December 2014

Sleep-Deprived Bees Do Weirder Waggle Dances Barret Klein, an animal behaviorist, performed an experiment with bees to find out the effects of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation bees were exhausted they performed weird waggles.Source URL: The 3 Kinds of Naps Everybody Needs To Know About

Study Evaluates Risk Factors for Chronic Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders

A research supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) indicates that: ·         TMJD patients experience lower back pain, headaches and fibromyalgia. ·         Chronic TMJD can be cause by genetic variability. ·         The incidence of chronic TMJD isn’t related to social economic status.

Massage therapy can help TMJ dysfunction

Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction include pain and muscle spasms in the head, mandible, neck and shoulder muscles and tension headaches. Massage therapy can help release the contracted muscles that surround the TMJ as well as the muscles used for chewing. Just like getting a trigger point in your back and neck, you can also get

Arthritis Can Cause Temporomandibular Joint Pain

Pain in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which connects the jaw to the skull, is a common problem. For a proper diagnosis, it is essential to identify the specific condition that is causing TMJ pain.  Arthritis is considered the most painful condition that affects the temporomandibular joint.

Factors that May Force You to Undergo a Sleep Study

Sleep apnoea is a common sleep disorder and is prevalent especially for people who are overweight. Interruptions of sleep during the night will cause episodes of drowsiness during the day. Consider this, according to Charles Czeisler, a professor at Harvard Medical School, the risk of getting involved in a car crash for a person with

Common Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint

The disorders of the temporomandibular joint are complex and their management and evaluation are often a complex process for health practitioners. There are four major problems which affect the temporomandibular joint and the surrounding anatomical areas. They are:

TMJ Treatments Can Be Controversial

It is estimated that 10 million people in America suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders. More than 80% of these people are women and problem is more pronounced in teenage years. Some treatments for TMJ have been considered controversial especially those that involve surgery. One such surgical procedure is the double jaw joint replacement with titanium

Working Out Your Jaw: Can TMJ Exercises Relieve Your TMJ?

The American dental association reports that more than 15% of people suffer from chronic facial pain. Jaw pain is a major form of facial pain. Temporomandibular joint exercises will help relax the muscles and ligaments around the joint. The exercises will alleviate pain and allow smooth opening and closing of the jaw. Read more here: