Are TMJ and TMD the Same Thing?

If you’re not getting good sleep, it’s hard or impossible to live your waking life to its fullest. That’s why at Spark Sleep Solutions, we’re committed to being the snoring treatment provider that you can trust. We’ll find out exactly what’s going on that’s causing facial pain or interfering with your sleep and solve theContinue

The Effectiveness of Orofacial Pain Therapy

Orofacial pain is one of those ailments that can affect individuals without them knowing about it. General discomfort in the mouth, jaw, throat, neck, and eyes are common symptoms of orofacial pain that can often go undiagnosed and be treated ineffectively by using over-the-counter medications. At Spark Sleep Solutions, we understand that your discomfort canContinue

How to Mouth Tape for Encouraging Nasal Breathing During Sleep

Quality sleep is important to our overall health and well-being, so it’s frustrating when sleep disorders prevent us from achieving this. As your trusted provider of snoring treatment, Los Gatos’ Spark Sleep Solutions works to provide the right treatment to help you get a good night’s sleep. Mouth breathing is a common issue many strugglesContinue

How Does Sleep Apnea Cause Hypertension?

Do you ever feel you struggle to get a good night’s sleep? There are many aspects that may contribute to difficulty sleeping, but one of the more common contributing problems among adults is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea has many associated risks, including hypertension. As your Bay Area sleep apnea solutions specialist, Spark Sleep strives toContinue

Medicare PDAC oral devices for sleep apnea

Oral sleep appliances can play a vital role in helping those who struggle with issues such as sleep apnea and snoring. As your provider of oral sleep appliances, Santa Cruz’s Spark Sleep Solutions offers a variety of oral devices that can assist in treating these problems to help you achieve a better night’s sleep. However,Continue

5 Alternatives to CPAP Machines for Sleep Apnea

For several people, sleeping can be difficult, especially for chronic snorers or those with sleep apnea. The most common fix for those with sleep apnea is a CPAP machine (or what’s known as a continuous positive airway pressure device). However, a CPAP machine doesn’t work for everyone. Wearing a mask over your nose and mouthContinue

Am I a Candidate for an Oral Appliance for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can be a hefty burden for one person to bear without the appropriate treatment, especially given that every case of sleep apnea differs from patient to patient. Here at Spark Sleep Solutions, your Santa Cruz sleep apnea experts, we provide specialized care and individual treatment to find the exact treatment our patients need. With over 100 different non-CPAP oral appliances, our treatment arsenal is one of the most robust in the country. Find out how oral appliance therapy in Santa Cruz can help you breathe easy and get the sleep you need!

Common Causes of TMJ

At Spark Sleep Solutions, our San Jose sleep apnea doctor works with a wide range of patients to ensure they experience a good night’s sleep, including TMJ and TMD patients. TMJ is an acronym for the temporomandibular joint and TMD is an acronym for temporomandibular joint disorder, but often the two acronyms are used interchangeably.Continue

How To Manage Orofacial Pain

Dealing with pain can be unbearable, no matter where it is on your body. Orofacial pain, such as headaches, neck pain, dizziness, and clenching in the jaw are just some examples of orofacial pain that people deal with on a regular basis. And while it can be normal, it’s important to know the root causeContinue