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7 Ways You Can Make Sleeping With a Migraine More Bearable

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When migraine hits at night, falling — and staying — asleep is a challenge. What’s worse, it can create a vicious cycle since getting fewer than six hours of sleep at night has been shown to increase the frequency and severity of migraine. So, is it possible to make sleeping with a migraine more bearable?…

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Traumatic Causes of TMJ Pain

If your jaw hurts after a fall, a blow to the fact, or a whiplash injury — don’t ignore it. You may be experiencing the first symptoms of a TMJ disorder (TMD). The longer the condition goes untreated, the worse it can get — and the longer it may take to treat. Understanding Your Temporomandibular…

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STUDY: Migraine Sufferers at Greater Risk for Chronic Dry Eye

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Add chronic dry eye to the list of risks associated in people who suffer from migraines. The 10-year study found that — after accounting for certain medication use and other factors — people with migraine had a 20 percent higher risk of having dry eye disease. This was especially true for seniors. Researchers believe the…

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Nutrition Tips for People Who Suffer From TMJ Problems

In the past, I’ve touched on certain foods people with TMD can enjoy (or should avoid) around the holidays. But what about the rest of the year? While it seems directives like, “stick to a soft food diet,” may be a no-brainer to some. Other people would like to know which specific foods they should…

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Viral FB Post Shows How a Chip Clip Can Relieve a Migraine

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It may not be a conventional form of migraine treatment, but one UK woman believes a chip clip saved her from crumbling under a debilitating migraine. Elizabeth Hayes shared her bizarre migraine treatment method on Facebook. She suffers from chronic migraines and recently had a migraine last for over 12 hours. She tried medications and…

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5 Reasons Why Your Face Hurts

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We’ve all heard someone say their head hurts, and most everyone has experienced a headache. But what about face pain? That is very different. If your face hurts, you are likely experiencing orofacial pain. Orofacial pain is not a disease, but a condition that refers to pain in the face, jaw, or mouth that can…

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Are TMJ and TMD the Same Thing?

It’s hard to ignore, when something is off with the alignment of your jaw. It can lead from headaches to neck pain to ringing in the ears. Among the most common causes of problems with the facial muscles and the jaw is TMD, or temporomandibular disease. We use the term for a means to describe…

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Migraines During Pregnancy Linked to Childbirth Complications

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The findings of a study reveal that women who suffer migraines during pregnancy are at an increased risk for complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Pre-eclampsia and Pre-term Delivery Matthew Robbins, MD, of the Montefiore Headache Center in New York City, and colleagues studied 90 women who sought emergency medical care for severe migraines while pregnant. The researchers…

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How Alcohol, Caffeine, Smoking, and Drug Abuse Relate to Nighttime Teeth Grinding

When I, or someone on my team, ask if you drink coffee or alcohol, or smoke — there is an important reason. The Journal of the American Dental Association has published findings on how alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drug abuse impact sleep bruxism (chronic grinding and clenching while you sleep). (RELATED: Beating Bruxism: Best Ways to Treat Teeth Grinding) The results…

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Is Childhood Teeth Grinding Normal? Could It Lead to Headaches?

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It may not happen nightly, but every so often parents say they’ll hear their child gritting their teeth in the middle of the night. When this happens, they have two questions: Is it normal for children to grind their teeth? And, will the grinding eventually harm their teeth? While the sound of it is alarming,…

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