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CLENCHING AND GRINDING TEETH AT NIGHT
Many people, especially in times of stress, clench or grind their teeth at night without even realizing it. This is called bruxism, and there are quite a few symptoms that can indicate you may have this problem. One of the best solutions to bruxism is to use the CustMbite Nightguard to ease the symptoms of clenching and grinding your teeth at night. It’s the best tooth guard for sleeping all night.
If you’re not sure whether you have bruxism or not, the following symptoms could indicate you are suffering from bruxism:
- Your partner wakes up because of the noise you make while clenching or grinding your teeth.
- Your teeth are fractured, chipped, or loose.
- Your tooth enamel is worn down, exposing more sensitive layers of your teeth.
- You experience greater tooth pain or sensitivity.
- Your jaw muscles are tired or tight, not wanting to close or open all the way.
- You wake up with soreness in your neck, jaw, or face.
- You have pain that feels like an ear infection without an ear infection.
- You wake up with a dull headache that starts in your temples.
- You have damage inside your cheeks from chewing them without being aware that you do so.
- You wake up because of any of these symptoms during the night.
While doctors don’t fully understand the causes of bruxism, it does have some risk factors. Younger people are more likely to have bruxism than older people, but older people can suffer from teeth grinding too. If you’re experiencing an extra amount of stress, you are at greater risk for bruxism. Bruxism can be a side effect, though uncommon, of certain medications like antidepressants. People who use caffeine, alcohol, or tobacco, especially near bedtime, are at greater risk for bruxism. Bruxism may have a genetic component as well, so if you have family members who have bruxism, you may be at higher risk. Certain disorders are also associated with bruxism, such as Parkinson’s disease, ADHD, GERD, and sleep-related disorders like sleep apnea.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of bruxism, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor. It’s likely they will suggest a tooth guard to help you sleep all night, and the CustMbite Nightguard is an affordable, effective choice.
RELAXING BEDTIME ROUTINES TO HELP PREVENT SYMPTOMS OF BRUXISM
Developing a quiet bedtime routine may alleviate symptoms of bruxism along with the help of a CustMbite Nightguard. It can help to calm your overactive mind, decrease stress, and train your mind and body to unwind in preparation for a full night’s sleep. If you don’t have much time for a bedtime routine, 15 minutes will do, but if you have the time, a 30- to 60-minute routine is said to work best.
The first thing you want to do to prepare for bed is to switch off all electronic devices, from your TV to your phone. Not only does using them stimulate your brain, but the light they emit can affect your internal clock, telling you it’s still daytime long after the sun has gone down.
Next, you might try a simple relaxation technique before bed. This could be a full meditation session or a short mindful breathing exercise. Whatever it takes for you to truly quiet your brain, whether it’s 5 minutes or 30, relaxation can help you sleep better with fewer symptoms of bruxism.
Depending on your tastes, you might want to read for a while as well. Try to stay away from the most exciting page-turners just before bed, though. Another good idea to try before bed is writing down your to-do list for the following day or just a “brain dump” of all the things that are running through your mind and keep you awake. Being able to put these down on paper can calm your mind and allow it to focus on the restoration of sleep.
The CustMbite Nightguard was engineered with the help of dental professionals for your comfort, convenience, and most importantly, your protection. It’s made of our patented VistaMaxx material, which is thin enough that you can talk or drink with the tooth guard in, but strong enough to relieve the pressure from clenching and grinding your teeth at night. When you first receive your nightguard, you can mold it specifically to your mouth in just a couple of minutes. Detailed fitting directions are included with each mouthguard. This helps your nightguard feel comfortable, as well as help it stay in place all night long.
The CustMbite Nightguard is an affordable choice when you’re looking for a tooth guard to help you sleep all night without waking up from the symptoms of bruxism. It’s specially made for your convenience, protection, and comfort. Order the best tooth guard for sleeping all night today online and see what a difference the CustMbite Nightguard can make!