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2020 Nov 19

J Oral Rehabil

The Role of Sleep Dysfunction in Temporomandibular Onset and Progression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses.



Painful temporomandibular (TM) disorders result in $4.3 billion dollars spent annually in the United States. The complex interplay of physiological processes in persistent pain and dysfunctional sleep has been established. Recently, dysfunctional sleep has been identified as a potential pathway to the onset of painful TM disorder.