So the first question is, are there any other members out there in hose head land who also have a TMJ problem?
For those that are not aware of what a TMJ problem is, your TMJ is the joint each side of your head that holds your jaw on. It is quite a mobile joint given what you can do with your jaw and the muscles that control your TMJ extend all around your head. A person suffering from TMJ issues experiences quite debilitating pain.
Normally to cure a TMJ problem, which is usually something like teeth grinding at night, a sufferer wears a splint much like a mouth guard that is designed to control how your teeth mesh at night to prevent tension buildup in the muscles.
I have a splint which I have not needed for some time, however in my hospital CPAP test and my now subsequent first two nights of using my new CPAP/APAP machine I have noticed what I feel is my TMJ problem flaring.
So my second question to the community is have others found in the initial stages of use that they woke with tension headaches that disappeared soon after getting up and over time did the problem go away?
I have read the thread about mask fit so that is something I will be revisiting as that had some really good sensible ideas, it would be good to eliminate a potential problem like that. I will also be trying my splint tonight to see if that is also another solution and will advise of my findings.
Any assistance or other ideas would be appreciated.