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We’ve all had a nightmare at some point in our lives, but most of them are experienced during childhood. What exactly is a nightmare? A nightmare is a vivid, realistic dream that is disturbing and causes you to jolt awake from a deep sleep. You may feel your heart pound in fear and it may take a few moments to realize you are actually home and safe in your bed. Nightmares may also cause bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth during sleep. If your nightmares are causing this type of problem, using our CustMbite Nightguard for TMJ and bruxism can help.
Frequent nightmares in adults could be a symptom of PTSD, anxiety, depression, or other underlying disorders. If that’s the case, you should talk to your physician. But if the occasional nightmare plagues your sleep, there are some potential causes. One may be the result of watching scary movies or TV shows, or reading a scary book. The anxiety you experience vicariously through these media can drift into your sleeping mind and give you a nightmare. A lack of sleep can sometimes cause a spontaneous nightmare, as can experiencing pain during sleep. Even the need to go to the bathroom can give you an anxiety-ridden nightmare.
Did you ever have a weird nightmare and wonder if you are the only one to have that type of nightmare? Chances are, you’re not. One study determined the top 20 nightmare themes in the US. Following is a list from the most common to the twentieth most common nightmare according to the study.
- Falling from a great height
- Being chased by known or unknown assailants and not being able to run
- Feeling lost in the woods or other unfamiliar area
- Feeling trapped in a known or unknown location
- Being physically attacked by animal, human, or monster
- Missing an important event like a wedding or funeral
- A loved one passing away
- Sustaining an injury
- Teeth falling out
- Experiencing a natural disaster
- Being visited by deceased friends or family
- Having to take an exam you’re not prepared for
- Becoming paralyzed or being paralyzed during the nightmare
- Drowning in either a lot or a small amount of water or other liquid
- Losing an important personal effect
- Bugs crawling on you
- Being caught in a fire or your house burning down
- Inability to find a restroom
- Technology malfunction
HOW THE CUSTMBITE NIGHTGUARD CAN REDUCE EFFECTS FROM BRUXISM DURING NIGHTMARES
People’s bodies naturally tighten up when they are afraid, and you do experience real fear during nightmares. This can cause you to clench or grind your teeth, causing jaw pain and discomfort. The CustMbite Nightguard for better sleep prevents your teeth from meeting each other by providing a tough but gentle cushion between your upper and lower teeth. Our patented VistaMaxx material is thinner than other sleep mouth guards on the market, yet you won’t find your teeth breaking through as can happen with other mouth guards.
We created the CustMbite Nightguard with dental professionals to be effective, comfortable, and easy to use and maintain. It is easy to mold them to your teeth, requiring only a microwave, a bowl of cold water, and a couple of minutes. Better yet, you can remold them as many times as necessary without having any negative effects on the material. It will remain clear and comfortable for as long as you use it. Maintaining the mouth guard is as easy as cleaning it with mild soap and water or tossing it, in its case, in the dishwasher. VistaMaxx is made with a substance that prevents bacteria from being absorbed by the sleep mouth guard so cleaning is an easy, gentle process.
While it may be fun to talk about the different nightmares that people have in common and may even be fun to talk about the nightmares you had last week or last year, at the time, they can be scary events. There’s no reason your fear should need to be accompanied by the pain caused by teeth clenching or grinding. If you tend to have nightmares under periods of stress, you can be sure to alleviate at least one symptom by wearing the CustMbite Nightguard when you’re feeling stressed out.
Wearing a proper night guard for grinding and TMJ is a smart investment and a simple way to protect your dental health. We believe in our mouth guards and believe that you will think they are the best product to quell clenching and grinding teeth. We stand behind our belief with a three-year, money-back warranty. To get better sleep even when you have nightmares, purchase your CustMbite Nightguard today and experience the difference!