According to the TMJ Association, “Temporomandibular Joint and Muscle Disorders (TMJDs) [are a] set of conditions that can cause pain in the area of the jaw joint and associated muscles, and/or problems using the jaw. One or both of the TM joints may be affected. TMJDs can affect a person's ability to speak, eat, chew, swallow, make facial expressions, and even breathe.”
Signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder may include:
The SpaceSleeper is an inventive multipurpose and multifunctional pillow that solves problems in multiple situations. But the most effective and outstanding results we have seen are those involving TMJ disorders and chronic headache relief. It also works well to relieve mouth pain and abrasion from sleeping on braces.
Thomas R. Pitts, D.D.S., M.S.D. - Reno, NV http://www.pittsorthodontics.com
"When I first saw the SpaceSleeper Pillow, I knew that it would be a great product for my patients. Sleeping with pressure on the lower jaw can have numerous bad effects. The SpaceSleeper works by keeping patients off their jaw and has helped numerous TMJ patients, including myself, when jaw joint and muscle pain flares up. I also love to use the SpaceSleeper for patients who undergo jaw and facial surgery, and I have found my orthodontic treatments are a lot more consistent and faster when the patient doesn't sleep on their jaw. So this is routinely a "go to" device."
Louis Anderson, D.D.S., M.S. - Katy, TX http://www.drlouisanderson.com
“Since I came upon the SpaceSleeper Pillow, I’ve given one to each of my TMJ dysfunction patients. Everyone of them has experienced a significant reduction, if not a total elimination of myo-fascial pain. I’m employing splint therapy much less often and have drastically reduced the administration of prescription drugs to patients with this disorder.”
Bryan C. Hansen, M.S., D. C. - Reno, NV http://www.leadingedgechiro.com
“I have seen remarkable results with my patients using the SpaceSleeper Pillow. Patients suffering from sleepless night due to neck and jaw pain have reported significant improvement in the amount and quality of their sleep. I’d recommend this device to anyone with chronic neck pain, jaw pain, or headaches that seem at their worst in the morning.”