In these videos Lee Weinstein, the inventor of the revolutionary sleepguard biofeedback headband, talks about the nature of bruxism or teeth grinding, how it causes TMJ pain, and how Sleepguard can help you.
The majority of women in the recently released SleepGuard clinical trial were able to prevent migraines and stop TMJ pain without drugs by eliminating nighttime teeth grinding and clenching through nighttime biofeedback. Three-week free trial enables pregnant women to determine at no cost whether this solution works for them.
“When people say they want TMJ relief or they want to prevent migraines, they often don’t realize that what they are really saying is that they want to stop clenching their teeth in their sleep”.
Holistic Technologies TMJ and Migraine clinical trial results (published in January 2013) are important news for pregnant women seeking to avoid use of drugs during their pregnancy. The results show that users of the SleepGuard biofeedback headband were able to eliminate or substantially reduce migraines and TMJ-related pain and problems through nighttime biofeedback. This included the elimination of jaw pain, facial pain, temporomandibular joint pain, tooth pain, loose teeth, neck pain, and headaches. This pain elimination was a result of drastically reducing their nighttime clenching through nighttime biofeedback. “When people say they want TMJ relief or they want to prevent migraines, they often don’t realize that what they are really saying is that they want to stop clenching their teeth in their sleep”, says Lee Weinstein, CEO of Holistic Technologies.
Using the biofeedback headband
The operation of the SleepGuard biofeedback headband is simple. It is worn on the head and senses EMG muscle signals from the temporalis muscles at the temples, allowing it to detect nighttime clenching. With a little bit of daytime practice, users quickly learn to respond to the quiet part of the biofeedback sound without waking up. “When the SleepGuard unit catches you clenching in sleep, it makes a sound against your forehead which you hear in both ears. The sound comes on quietly and typically within a few days of use, people are able to respond to the sound (by relaxing their jaw muscles) in their sleep, without waking up”, says Weinstein.
Biofeedback migraine relief
In her best-selling book “The Migraine Brain”, Harvard Medical School professor Carolyn Bernstein endorses the use of biofeedback as one mode of drug-free pain reduction for pregnant women. Weinstein points out “That was daytime biofeedback, which might facilitate a 15% reduction in Migraines. Nighttime biofeedback is even more effective for migraine prevention, because the nerve signals that set up the conditions for the migraine to happen come from the roots of the teeth during nighttime clenching, so if you stop the clenching, that disables the migraines in many people. Nighttime biofeedback often facilitates more than a 90% reduction in migraines.”
In addition to the Holistic Technologies clinical trial, Weinstein points to brain scan research done by Dr. Nouchine Hadjikhani on chronic migraine sufferers at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2007, which showed that the brain structure of chronic migraine sufferers differs from that of other people in the region of the somatosensory cortex that receives sensation signals from the head and face (including the roots of the teeth). “When someone habitually clenches her teeth in her sleep”, says Weinstein, “the clenching force is often so hard that it would be painful if she were awake. For people with migraine-sensitive brains, the nerve signals streaming into the somatosensory cortex from nighttime teeth clenching set up the conditions that allow the cascade of neurochemical events that make up a migraine, so for many people, stopping the clenching prevents the migraine.”
The biofeedback headband may also be used in silent mode (diagnostic mode), which allows quantifying the severity of a person’s nighttime clenching habit, and allows clinicians and consumers to measure whether a particular treatment or diet change increases or decreases a person’s nighttime clenching. Because the free trial period for the SleepGuard biofeedback headband is 21 days, there is plenty of time for someone to figure out whether nighttime clenching is a problem, and if so, whether nighttime biofeedback results in a significant reduction in or elimination of pain.
Rental units are also available for consumers who want to use a unit for several months without purchasing it, and people can rent to own in nine monthly payments if desired.
“We feel it is basically unfair that almost all other TMJ and migraine treatments don’t even have money-back guarantees”, says Weinstein. “We have made the SleepGuard biofeedback headband free to try. We feel no TMJ or migraine treatment should have to be paid for unless it works for the person using it.”
Holistic Technologies LLC has been providing nighttime biofeedback relief to thousands of bruxism sufferers since 2007. The company website is http://StopGrinding.com. News and new information regarding the SleepGuard biofeedback headband may be received automatically through the SleepGuard news RSS feed.
Wearable Nighttime Biofeedback Brings New Hope for TMJ Disorder Sufferers Without Drugs – Holistic Technologies Clinical Trial
Clinical trial shows nighttime biofeedback eliminates TMJ disorder problems for majority of TMJ by reducing or eliminating nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. While many consumers find mouth guards don’t reduce clenching and TMJ pain, the biofeedback headband helps people get out of pain by kicking the addictive habit of clenching in sleep.
Nighttime biofeedback helps eliminate TMJ pain by reducing nighttime clenching. Nighttime biofeedback helps the majority of people to reduce or eliminate the addictive clenching habit that is causing painful TMJ disorder symptoms in the first place.
(PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Holistic Technologies LLC released clinical trial results January 1, 2013, showing nighttime biofeedback using the SleepGuard biofeedback headband enables the majority of TMJ sufferers to reduce their nighttime teeth grinding and clenching by more than 60% within a few days, and by more than 80% within a month. This is a vastly superior reduction in clenching than mouth guards and splints provide. The majority of people in the trial reported substantial reduction in TMJ-related pain and problems, including jaw pain, facial pain, temporomandibular joint pain, tooth pain, loose teeth, neck pain,migraines, and headaches.
“Mouth guards and splints are designed to prevent enamel loss and to correct occlusal misalignment often caused by clenching”, says Lee Weinstein, CEO of Holistic Technologies and inventor of the biofeedback headband, “whereas Nighttime biofeedback helps the majority of people to reduce or eliminate the addictive clenching habit that is causing painful TMJ disorder symptoms in the first place.”
While several previous research studies (referenced in Holistic Technologies’ clinical trial report) have shown nighttime biofeedback using table-top biofeedback machines can be effective in significantly reducing nighttime teeth clenching and grinding, such use of table-top machines required people to be wired to the machine by a wiring harness adhesively attached to facial muscles. This type of treatment was limited primarily to sleep labs, and not practical as a long-term use at home. The Sleep Guard biofeedback headband eliminates this limitation and makes long-term nighttime biofeedback available at less than the cost of a typical prescription mouth guard.
In biofeedback mode, the headband makes a sound against the forehead when clenching is detected. Users do a few minutes of daytime practice to develop the habit of relaxing jaw and facial muscles when they hear the sound. This trained response carries over into sleep, allowing people to relax without waking up, as soon as the quiet part of the sound is heard in sleep. “This empowers people to eliminate suffering without endless visits to healthcare professionals, and without drugs”, says Weinstein.
The SleepGuard biofeedback headband detects teeth grinding and clenching by sensing microvolt EMG signals given off by the temporalis muscles during clenching and grinding. The headband can be used either in diagnostic (silent) mode or in audio biofeedback mode. In both modes the headband counts clenching incidents and tracks accumulated teeth grinding and clenching time through the night.
Diagnostic mode allows quantifying the severity of a person’s initial nighttime clenching habit, and allows clinicians and consumers to measure whether a mouth guard or drug increases or decreases a person’s nighttime clenching.
Rental units are available for consumers who want to evaluate the severity of their nighttime teeth grinding and clenching, or who want to see if a particular mouth guard or splint increases or reduces their nighttime clenching habit.
Holistic Technologies allows people to try nighttime biofeedback for three weeks without charge before paying for the SleepGuard biofeedback headband. “We feel it is unfair that almost all other TMJ treatments don’t even have money-back guarantees”, says Weinstein. “We feel no TMJ treatment should have to be paid for unless it works for the person paying for it.”
Interviews with teeth grinding & migraine clinical trial participants can be arranged for members of the press, and Holistic technologies makes raw clinical trial data available to university researchers.