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Don't Waste Time! Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential for attention and learning during our waking hours. When we are sleep deprived, we can’t focus on large amounts of information or sustain our attention for long periods. What causes sleeplessness? Stress, anxiety, caffeine, alcohol, and certain medications, to name a few. Sleep bruxism can also be a significant factor for your sleepless nights. 

Grind No More

Bruxism affects one in every ten people, resulting in tooth damage, facial pain, and insomnia. Sleep bruxism or (nighttime teeth grinding) is more challenging to treat, as many patients are unaware that they even have the problem. If your teeth grinding is a problem associated with periods of high stress or poor sleep, you might benefit from wearing a sleep mouthguard. .

Wearing a dental sleep mouthguard can help to:

1. Sleep Better at Night

If you wake up with a headache or sore jaw or sore neck, then that might not be the thing you would like to have in the morning. Teeth grinding, or bruxism can be damaging to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and might cause you sleepless. A night mouth guard is worn while you sleep and helps to keep the top and bottom line of teeth from touching and grinding against one another. Also, this will reduce the stress in your jaw, provides a sense of relief, and allows you to sleep and rest.

2. Prevent or quiet snoring

Teeth and grinding and jaw problems can affect your muscles and lead to breathing problems and snoring at night. Custom night guards are essential for this will help you keep your jaws a little apart to keep airways open and increase air intake and improve breathing while asleep.

3. Ease headaches and pain

Majority of teeth grinders or the ones who suffer in bruxism suffer jaw pain, or neck pain, headaches, especially in the morning. When the muscles in the head and neck get out of balance, muscle tightness can occur. Mouthguards serve an essential role in reducing headaches and neck. It will allow your muscles to relax, and it will alleviate everyday pains and aches.

We all want a goodnight sleep. Always seek the advice of your dentist for a full evaluation or other qualified healthcare providers for questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

To learn more about mouthguards and see other oral appliances, Contact Sova Night Guard and visit our website to learn which mouth guard is best for you.

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