Monthly Archives: February 2010

Savvy Senior: Tips and treatments for snoring

“Dear Savvy Senior: My 60-year-old husband has become a terrible snorer, especially over the past few years. It’s gotten to the point I can’t stand to sleep in the same room as him anymore. What can help us?

— Sleepless Sandy”

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The author recommends the SleepRight Side Sleeping Pillow to help alleviate snoring. You can buy the pillow here:

Relief for jaw pain: TMJ symptoms and treatment

“Thirty-five million Americans are bothered by the discomfort of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders(TMJDs),also called “TMJ.” This group of poorly understood conditions causes pain and limited movement of the jaw.”

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They also offer some tips to alleviate the jaw pain that is associated with TMJ, including eating soft foods, not chewing gum, and applying a compress.

Bisphenol A Exposure from Plastic Mouth Guards

“Bisphenol A has been most highly publicized for it’s presence in clear and colored transparent polycarbonate plastic, because of the popularity of using this plastic for water bottles. Bisphenol A leaches from polycarbonate as the plastic ages. The rate of degradation depends on how the plastic is used. If exposed to acid or alkaline solutions, or heated, the rate of leaching increases.”

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A few of the commentators recommended the SleepRight dental guard because it’s BPA-free.

eHow Article on Teeth Grinding

“Tooth grinding causes many dental problems if you’re part of the 25 percent of the population that experiences it. Most people with bruxism (tooth gnashing) don’t exhibit any immediate symptoms but show wear on their teeth and gum line that indicates the problem. Only 5 percent display painful symptoms, which vary from extreme headaches to ear, tooth or jaw pain. Many dentists recommend night guards for teeth grinding.”

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