Teeth grinding and sleep apnea

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Avatar f tn I already use a CPAP for sleep apnea and a dental device along with a CPAP mask - too much hardware over my nose, mouth, in my mouth...Still working on this one with dentists. I also clench my teeth constantly. Jaws, neck become quite painful. And I bite down sooooo hard all day long. Anxiety/stress is the main culprit. You say that you do it even on days when you are not anxious. I find this to be true for me as well.
Avatar n tn Is it normal for infants to arch their back and bang their heads when they get frustrated and are extremely tired? In addition to the teeth coming in we are seeing a lot of clenching and grinding that is occurring during the day. It sounds horrible. We were told not to worry..because they are her baby teeth. Every time we hear the noise we tell her no grinding and pop the pacifier back into her mouth. She's not doing as much any more but her teeth look fairly worn down already.
Avatar f tn The dentist said at three and a half the other sides enamel was soft and he would get another cavity. The spasms stopped so so did the grinding and thank god no cavities, knock on wood!!!!!!!! I don't know what it was or is for that matter. I aslo don't know if what we do has any signifigance to the spasms at night. But, hey when your a mom who has sleep issues of her own anything to make my baby sleep!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar m tn Hello, there is a write up on Magnesium and sleep apnea by Dr. Carolyn Dean. She states in her research that before any surgical considerations, Magnesium supplementation must first be tried, Mg L Threonate is a new form of Mg that is found to be the only kind that would cross the blood brain barrier. It could reverse memory loss as well as give the effect of Magnesium. . After 6 months of dally use, my memory has improved.
1238554 tn?1339423716 i also have the teeth chattering and the uneasy feelings along with the fearful feeling i was wondering if you got your anexity undercontrol and how and if you could give me some tips because im haveing hot and cold flashes teeth chattering numbness headaches and stomach pain and tingling in mi body and shortness of breath and trouble breathing
1546631 tn?1321646804 I have been clenching my jaw and grinding my teeth since i was a kid. I have tmj. And no padding left in my jaw therefore it pops everytime i open my mouth or chew. It can be really painful. Yes my ns told me its chiari related. Go to rite aid and get a mouthpiece. You boil it and fit it to your teeth for nighttime. Way cheaper than one from dentist. It didnt work for me because im not comfy sleepin with it in my mouth. But maybe it will help you. There is no fix for tmj.
Avatar m tn I also seem to be suffering from some form of bruxism as I keep pressing my teeth together while at sleep. Im not grinding them so the teeth themselves dont suffer too much from it, but I can feel it in my jaw muscles after waking up every morning. However, I never wake up during the night, fall asleep ~5 minutes after going to bed and I sleep lengthy amounts of time.
Avatar f tn The reason you are having problems with your sleep sounds like you also have Sleep Apnea. Waking up with your heart racing and the feeling that you have stopped breathing is a big indicator of this. If you do suffer from this, the feeling that you have stopped breathing is because you have. You will need to see a sleep specialist to have a sleep study done to make sure. Grinding your teeth can be managed pretty easy. They sell mouth guards that a person wears while they sleep.
Avatar m tn I started becoming congested when I sleep, no mucus, just one side (right or left sinus) becomes TOTALLY blocked from air flow and pressurized and I get a terrible sleep, never seem to get into REM, anything wakes me up, I always wake up after 8 hours of sleep feeling like I got 2 hours sleep, eyes dry and bloodshot. Typically headaches in the morning and throughout the day one side is always slightly blocked.
748543 tn?1463449675 The position of the skull is influenced by the position of the lower jaw and ultimately the position of the jaw is mandated by the eruption pattern and final position of the teeth. Hence your bite is dictating your posture. Ever wonder why your chiropractic adjustments don't hold for long? Of course we can exercise and be mindful of our posture. However long-term we see that this conflict will have its say.
Avatar n tn Do some research on sleep apnea...and ENT is who removed my thyroid..and really got me set on my first doses of thyroid medication so...yes I believe they can order any lab test that you may need..they actually have maybe a few more tricks up their sleeves than a general doc..because to become ENT they had to train a little more specifically.. Good luck! and do keep us posted...maybe you are onto some answers! I too steadily gain..even though eating right..and work out regularly..
Avatar n tn Sleep apnea or other cause of low oxygenation? Unrecognized gluten problem? Teeth clenching/grinding? A dental abscess?
Avatar f tn Problems with breathing (Obstructive sleep apnea), certain medications, restless leg movements, teeth grinding and sleep walking/talking could contribute to insomnia. Grinding teeth while sleeping is called bruxism. This can occur due to malocclusion of teeth or due to psychological stress. In adults sleep talking could be associated with stress, anxiety or other sleep disorders. Sleep deprivation and stress are known to aggravate these symptoms.
Avatar m tn Surprised me to find a normal pulse in the middle of the next night.... and that my heart was fine..... it is not one thing that causes stress and anxiety and panic in sleep,,,,, it is many things which in and of themselves are not the cause,,,,, but the compounded effect of all of them accumulates in your body....
Avatar f tn Genden Can a deviated septum that makes you breathe thru the mouth cause gringing of the teeth and cheeks? My ENT doctor want to do the surgery and then see if the grinding stops.. If it doesn't help he wants me to have a sleep apnea test. Shouldn't the test be done before the surgery? Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn Magnesium deficiency could lead to all kinds of body muscle tightness, pains, contraction of muscles, nerve pains, Fibromyalgia, tics, tremors, shakes, numbness, teeth grinding, snoring, sleep apnea, tourette syndrome, Bipolar diagnosis, anxiety, panic attacks, difficult breathing, teeth chattering, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and hundreds more of symptoms.
748543 tn?1463449675 the journal of sleep disorders shows that this risk in independednt of the risk for sleep apnea and nocturnal hypoxia. Carotid Atherosclerosis( hardening or clogging) is a major cause of storkes. In a recent published study in Sleep, it was shown that heavy snoring in abscence of sleep apnea also seriously added to the risk for carotid Atherosclerosis and stroke. In this study a group of 110 volunteers were broken down into three groups based on the severity of their snoring.
Avatar f tn This could be caused by sleep apnea, teeth grinding, restless sleep, or even restless leg syndrome. Sleep apnea is a very common sleep disorder wherein you stop breathing numerous times during the night causing the brain to wake you just sufficiently to start your breathing again, but you are not aware of being woken. This results in very light and disturbed sleep which often means that you wake in the morning with a headache and tiredness.
Avatar f tn If that is when you're sleeping it could be from a sleep breathing disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or central sleep apnea. Clenching and grinding of the teeth are often associated with OSA. If it's during the day it is most likely associated with an anxiety issue. Again I'm short on info. If you have a displaced disc as I suspect, the NTI could easily make it worse. The two most over used and abused 'splints' that dentists make are the upper flat plane splint and the NTI.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Headaches in the morning may be attributed to sleep apnea, restless sleep, teeth grinding, restless leg syndrome and even sinus headaches. Sinus headaches cause pain in the front of your head and face and may be caused by inflammation in the sinus passages. The pain tends to be worse when you bend forward and when you first wake up in the morning. Other symptoms associated with this are postnasal drip, sore throat and nasal discharge.
Avatar m tn I am waiting to go to a sleep lab to see if I have sleep apnea before they perform a root canal. However, as you can imagine, I am very frustrated and confused. 1) Does it make sense that the nerve could be permanently damaged simply from grinding? 2) What steps can I take to ensure that the other teeth in the area don’t require root canals? 3) The dentist told me that the root canal is only imminent because of the pain.
Avatar n tn Hi, welcome to the forum, the causes are grinding or clenching your teeth (bruxism), especially at night, biting nails or grasping things between teeth and other factors like fatigue, anxiety or stress which may also be the reason for disturbed sleep. They may also be associated with sleep disorders (eg, sleep apnea, periodic limb movements), medical conditions that cause pain, psychiatric diseases (eg, anxiety, depression).
Avatar n tn Having said that i must add that teeth grinding during sleep and severe snoring are symptoms of sleep apnea. Anxiety can be related to sleep disorders. If you have not done so already go to a sleeep specialist or a sleep ctr. that can properly diagnose you if indeed do have a sleep issue.
Avatar f tn I used to work answering phones and a head set was a big help. You are probably clenching and or grinding your teeth at night more than you used to because of stress. You might go to a maxillofacial specialist or dentist specializing in TMJ and ask for a night guard or flat planed stabilization splint- whatever they feel is right for you. I have arthritis in my jaws and clench at night. I still can wake up with headaches often, but a flat planed stabilization splint has been a big help.
Avatar m tn I forgot to wear my bite guard the night before so I figured I was grinding my teeth. BTW that's what this pain feels like. A tooth grinding headache. But REALLY bad. The next morning the same pain but would pass when I stood up or went to the gym. I work out six days a week, Cardio and light weights three days. Within two weeks sitting at work and sitting back at work was triggering pressure and eventually headaches. I'm up to 1200mg of Advil just to get through the day.
Avatar f tn ***I have had horrible panic attacks in the past year and I have suffered from horrible headaches in the sinus areas and in the jaw, I have had bad indigestion and upset stomach, muscle twitches, ear fullness, pressure and popping, very bad trouble balancing, dizziness, nausea, heart palpatations, difficulty breathing, skin hot to the touch, creepy crawly sensations on my face head and scalp, flushing with red itchy skin, horrible muscle pain, horrible treamors,internally vibrating while fallin
Avatar dr m tn Classic migraine and tension headaches are also frequent in UARS along with TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) problems, due to grinding and clenching of the teeth. Sometimes these sinus headaches and pressure problems responded to decongestants and sometimes, anti-migraine medications. One doesn’t have to have the classic, typical migraine headache to have one. A recent study showed that in most cases of self-diagnosed sinus headaches, they were actually migraines.
748543 tn?1463449675 I will add that I had orthodontia as a teenager with 4 wisdom teeth and 4 additional teeth pulled. I have a smaller mandible so maybe this has an effect on my muscular symptoms.....I think a previous dentist mentioned there is a pretty small space to accommodate the musculature....then again the left side of my face is not spasming. Dear Mark, The last part of your letter was the beginning of your story not 2000, I beg to differ.
Avatar n tn I asked my doctor about the relationship of my ear face and neck pain and he says he's never heard of the relationship between bad teeth and all these symptoms. I have extremely painful teeth and am ready to have them all pulled. Can't afford it but willing to go through it some how. I'm going through hell and have for close to fifteen years and eat tylenol ones like it's candy! I go to emergency when the neck and face swell so bad I can't take anymore- three times now in ten months!
Avatar m tn Can a deviated septum that makes you breathe thru the mouth cause gringing of the teeth and cheeks? My ENT doctor want to do the surgery and then see if the grinding stops.. If it doesn't help he wants me to have a sleep apnea test. Shouldn't the test be done before the surgery? Thanks for your help.