My Significant Other Complains of My Clenching Teeth At Night

If your partner is hearing you make grinding noises while you are asleep, you may have a condition called Bruxism. Bruxism is a common condition exhibited as grinding or clenching of teeth and is found in 3% of the population which is about 30-40 million children and adults in the US.

Causes and Symptoms

Bruxism that occurs during sleep is generally attributed to daytime stress or anxiety. Some even attribute it to sleep apnea, snoring, excessive use of alcohol or caffeine or smoking and sometimes anti-depressants. If you have bruxism you make exhibit the following symptoms:

Treatment and How to Best Deal with It?

Don’t worry; while Bruxism cannot be treated but it can be managed by with some simple tips. Here is how you can make the experience a less painful one.

You can also use muscle-relaxants and make simple lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, drinking more water, not chewing gum etc. Consulting a medical practitioner and getting to the source of the problem will give you the best way forward.


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