Recently, a company named Deluxe Comfort introduced a pillow specifically designed for people who are suffering from severe TMJ pain. Called the “Better Sleep Pillow,” this product is said to be made using memory foam construction that can support the spine while you sleep and highly reduce any TMJ pain. Unfortunately, it takes a lot more to alleviate TMJ pain than simply using a special pillow, and the Better Sleep Pillow may end up being a waste of your money.
Why it’s a Bad Idea
Typically the result of bad bite alignment, TMJ disorder can give you severe back and neck pain along with headaches, ear aches and, of course, jaw pain. The Better Sleep Pillow only provides some support for the spine in attempt to help reduce the pain; and the unique design is made more for those who sleep better on their sides with an arm over their heads. Because TMJ pain begins in the jaw and only indirectly affects the neck, back; and head; focusing on this pain is not the best way to treat TMJ, because it fails to address the root cause of the problem.
If you are suffering from jaw pain, discomfort in your ears, neck, or back; or are having trouble chewing and talking because of severe pain, contact Dr. Serra for TMJ treatment options. Forget gimmicks like the so-called Better Sleep Pillow and let Dr. Serra provide you with a permanent answer to your TMJ pain.