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why do I bite my tongue when im a sleep and the pain wakes me up

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
Tongue too large: Your tongue could be a bit too large for your mouth or your lower jaw might be small. Perhaps you grind your teeth in sleep (bruxism). Do you snore? I ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
See: See your Dentist to rule out a physical cause and to fabricate a removable tongue guard for you to wear at night to protect tongue. See your Physicia ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Tongue biting: Seizure possible, but unusual just at night. Are you under stress. bruxism is when you clench your jaw at night. People can bite tongue then.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Then: use ( wear ) protective guards during sleep , speak to your dentists will fit one , commonly used for those who grinds the teeth during sleep..
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanu Pandey
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Common problem: Wear a mouthguard before you sleep, can get one at your dentist.
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: If you have sleep apnea it can create negative pressure and tongue can enlarge due to negative pressure this happens over a long time. Acute tongue sw ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Very well could be : That you have something referred to as bruxism, which is abnormal grinding/clenching of the teeth, mostly at night. It's often related to stress or t ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Doubtful: If you believe that biting tongue is sign of waking up in sleep, then you are mistaken. It is only sign of grandmal seizure. You bite your tongue duri ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ruchir Patel
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
Seizure?: Without actually examining your tongue it is difficult to say exactly the source but the most worrisome cause would be potential nocturnal seizures. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
36 years experience Dentistry
Nighttime grinding?: Maybe you grind your teeth in your sleep and your tongue gets in between your teeth. If that us the case, another question is why do you grind your te ... Read More

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