Sleep Apnea Causes Jaw Pain
If you clench or grind your teeth and experience jaw pain, there is a good chance you also have a temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ disorders can also cause a clicking or popping in the jaw, neck pain, and frequent headaches. So what’s the connection between TMJ and sleep apnea? When you have sleep apnea, your airway collapses at night and forces the lower jaw to push forward. When your jaw isn’t resting correctly, it can put pressure on the jaw joint and cause TMJ.