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Tension headache and bruxism in the sleep disordered patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2073698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An association exists between bruxism, tension headache, and sleep disorders, particularly sleep apnea, in the craniomandibular dysfunction patient. Understanding the relationship of these three entities provides the clinician with valuable information that enhances one's ability to make a differential diagnosis. A review of sleep disorders is presented so that a clearer understanding of them can be gained, with emphasis on obstructive sleep apnea. Current theories regarding bruxism, morning headache, and sleep disorders relate closely to altered muscle activity, altered breathing and fluctuation in oxygen saturation levels, which in turn can contribute to a patient's complaints of various types of facial pain.
D R Bailey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0886-9634     ISO Abbreviation:  Cranio     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-18     Completed Date:  1991-04-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609491     Medline TA:  Cranio     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-82     Citation Subset:  D    
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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MeSH Terms
Bruxism / complications,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Headache / etiology*,  physiopathology
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / complications,  physiopathology
Sleep Disorders / complications*,  physiopathology
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome / etiology*,  physiopathology

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