In a recent posting on The Insomnia Blog by Michael J. Breus, PhD, (www.thesleepdoctor.com) research at Missouri State University shows links between sleep deprivation and migraines in rats. About 12 percent of the population, or 36 million Americans, suffer from migraine headaches. Sleep disruption is one of the most important migraine triggers. Making sure you get enough quality sleep is important, but even more so it seems keeping the same sleep schedule can be a key to avoiding triggering migraines. Sometimes a bad bite can also be a trigger for different types of headaches. It can cause excessive tension in the jaw muscles leading to referred pain in other areas of the head and severe headaches. Neuromuscular dentistry which evaluates the condition of the jaw muscles and determines the proper jaw position of jaw comfort can eliminate may headaches including some migraines. For more information about snoring and sleep apnea treatment with oral appliances in Phoenix and Peoria AZ visit www.DesertSmiles.com. For the finest in sedation and neuromuscular dentistry see Glendale cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox.