PTSD and trauma patients are more prone to exhibit extreme clenching and grinding symptoms often resulting in TMJ. Patients can grind up to 900 PSI. Chewing is 68 PSI. You cannot sleep deeply if you clench and grind. Ortho-Stop treats the cause, not the symptoms. With Ortho-Stop, PTSD, and stress reduction therapy should be more effective for the treatment of TMJ Orange County.
How can TMJ Pain Cause Anxiety and Depression and Trigger PTSD?
When TMJ pain is causing you to wake up multiple times during the night because of the pain you are likely to have shortened deep sleep/REM sleep cycles and excess cortisol production which can cause:
- Decreased immunity
- Lack of energy
- Poor memory
Why is REM Sleep Important to Help Reduce Anxiety, Depression and PTSD?
While every individual is different it is common for sleep cycles repeat 4-5 times nightly. Each sleep cycle lasts 90-110 minutes. During Deep/REM sleep, muscles are more relaxed and positive brain activity is increased for physiological repair. With clenching and grinding, you are getting tense muscles and disruptive, non-productive brain activity, ultimately resulting in TMJ pain flare-up’s. Ortho-Stop’s ‘Emeryl Guard’ helps maximize deep/REM sleep naturally, improve wellness, and reduce the effects of autoimmune diseases. Improved REM sleep will improve muscular relaxation, and increase the body’s natural ability to heal and reenergize itself.
TMJ Specialist Orange County
While Ortho-Stop treats the cause of TMJ and treating it can help reduced and minimalize the symptoms, it is important to check with your health care provider if you are experiencing severe symptoms of PTSD, anxiety or depression. Ortho-Stop prevents the back teeth from making contact so that there are minimal firings. If you can’t make contact, the teeth can’t fire. The muscles relax and you sleep sounder. Our goal is to eliminate your TMJ pain by reducing nighttime clenching and grinding. Dr. Pine knows how to treat TMJ, call to speak with him today and schedule your consultation.