STRESS DURING SLEEP REQUIRES SOLUTIONS

//STRESS DURING SLEEP REQUIRES SOLUTIONS

STRESS DURING SLEEP REQUIRES SOLUTIONS

Your first reaction to your dentist telling you that you are grinding your teeth while you sleep is surprise. How is that possible? How can I be stressed while I sleep? Yes, stress and anxiety comes out in more ways than your dreams, while you sleep. The medical term for teeth grinding is Bruxism. A dull and constant headache, as well as jaw tension, is a tell-tale symptom of grinding.

Your next reaction is concern; what have I done to my bite — the well-being of my teeth — all while I slept? Yes, grinding can cause long-term wear of your teeth. Then comes the action; what can I do about this problem? Orange County Dentist Dr. Kurt Schneider offers the solution.

Dr. Schneider creates custom-made mouthguards, every day. If you have been living with the discomfort from a clenched jaw, you could have correlated pain in your back, neck and head.  Yes, teeth grinding causes problems to your overall well-being and comfort. Mouthguards offer preventative, long-term solutions to your health. We work with you to find the most comfortable mouthguard, so your sleep is restorative, not stress-inducing.

Other tips to manage your stress while you sleep are:

  • Cut-back on foods that contain caffeine, especially late at night before sleep.
  • Reduce the amount of alcohol that you consume, as grinding has been found to intensify after alcohol consumption.
  • Avoid gum chewing, or chewing on pencils, or anything that is not food.
  • Practicing jaw relaxation is as easy as visualizing that area of your body in a soothing manner.
By | 2012-12-27T18:25:57+00:00 December 27th, 2012|Porcelain Veneers|0 Comments

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