Re: Waking up at night dizzy TMJ symptoms?
Does it happen when you suddenly turn over in bed? Do you feel like you or the room are spinning? If so, You could have crystals in your inner ear balance canals loose. TMJD can cause all kinds of crazy things to happen. Everyone is different. The spinning (vertigo) upon waking, is how my TMJD ordeal started. The day after a dental surgery. My neck muscles, Sternocleidomastoids, (SCM's), were totally strained during the surgery. SCM's are connected to the mastoid bone behind our ears. Mine was all so tight & full of TP's (trigger points), which causes the muscles to go into spasm. If you continue to wake up dizzy or spinning, I would see a Neurotologist to rule out any inner ear issues. Take a look at the inner ear board. Hope you feel better soon!