Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding) and Sleep Loss
If you suffer from chronic fatigue, moodiness, or inexplicable irritability, it could well be the day to day stresses of life. But, it could also be--of all things--your teeth. According to studies conducted at the University of Texas, a surprising number of people--an estimate 30 million--experience chronic tiredness due to bruxism, clinching or grinding their teeth. Not only can this habit erode tooth enamel, misalign teeth, and cause headaches, it can exhaust your energy by disrupting your sleep. If you’re suffering this malady--or suspect that you are-- here’s what some experts say to do to break the cycle. Read more . . .