Deluxe Comfort has recently begun to market a unique pillow designed for side sleepers as a potential way to relieve TMJ pain during the night. This product, termed the Better Sleep Pillow, has been marketed toward TMJ sufferers due to its unique table-like design and memory foam construction, and is said to be able to straighten and correctly support the spine thereby relieving TMJ pain. Unfortunately, those who are suffering from untreated TMJ disorder require much more than a special pillow.
TMJ pain occurs when the bite of the jaw is misaligned. This misalignment causes wear on the muscles from the jaw bone that usually allow the jaw to move freely, causing severe pain and discomfort in the jaw and other symptoms including neck and back tension, migraines, and even inner ear aches. The Better Sleep Pillow is constructed using memory foam to allow for more comfort in the head while sleeping, and the unique design allows side sleepers to sleep with their arms over their heads without pain of the arm falling asleep. Unfortunately, the shape of the pillow does not allow much comfort for those who sleep on their back or stomachs, and would be nearly impossible for those who toss and turn throughout the night. If the product did in fact help in relieving severe TMJ pain, the relief would only be temporary; targeting possibly one symptom rather than the root problem.
People who are suffering from TMJ pain require treatment that fixes the cause rather than the symptoms; and a strange looking pillow cannot take care of the root problem. If you are experiencing chronic neck and back pain, inner ear aches, or severe headaches that are associated with TMJ disorder, call Collins Dentistry & Aestheitcs at 509-368-7788 in Spokane or 509-228-3998 in Spokane Valley, to schedule a consultation.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788