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TMJ Disorder and One Sleeping Position To Definitely Avoid


In This Video, Tad explains a research article that demonstrated that “Nasal Septum Deviation” (nose blocked or may be sinus problem as a result) in combination with “Lying on Tummy” to sleep, can contribute to highest incidence of TMJ disorder.

This is followed in rate of incidence by Nasal Septum Deviation being present and 3rd place by Lying on Tummy to sleep.

We can change the way we sleep a lot easier than correcting Nasal Septum Deviation so lets use our common sense and sleep either on your back, right side or left side.

Well the best way is to keep turning in bed except “Lying on Tummy” to sleep.

After all, we are meant to keep turning in our sleep.

In fact as often as 24-48 times in one sleep!

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Are temporomandibular disorders associated with habitual sleeping body posture or nasal septal deviation? Esin Yalçınkaya, Cemal Cingi, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Seçkin Ulusoy, Deniz Hanci European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology 2016, 273 (1): 177-81

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