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Biting Lip While Sleeping
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
You Said It Yourself: You said it yourself...."accidentally." who knows why any accident occurs. However, if your tongue biting is a regular occurrence (not accidental, but habitual), then you should see your dentist. This is an indication of a night-time habit which dentists call "parafunction." you can usually get help for this kind of situation quite easily. So, pay attention, and see if it happens again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress: Possibly it's related to stress in your life. You manage it while awake, but when you sleep, your subconscious takes over and away your jaws / muscles go- grinding.. Another theory is that you might have constricted breathing airways and it's a way your body compensates to try to get more air. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely See dentist: Probably not. Nighttime grinding in children (or adults!) can be related to sleep disordered breathing. The child may not be getting enough oxygen during sleep, or may have actual episodes of apnea. Have a dentist check the size and shape of the jaws, tongue size and position and tonsils/adenoids. Does the child snore? You may need referral to a pediatric ENT for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Attend / Substitute: You have to notice when you are doing it. Ideally try to notice what the feelings or thoughts are that precede it. Usually to pay attention to something it helps to track it. A log on your cell phone or on a piece of paper. Time, thought, emotion. Then try to substitute something else - when you feel the urge perhaps say the word "relax" to yourself and imagine yourself someplace relaxing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I snap my teeth together while sleeping? I frequently clench my jaw subconsciously while awake and while sleeping. (every day) thanks!
Sleep bruxism: Bruxism during sleep may be part of a sleep disorder. Many people do this a dare to aware of it. It can also be related to stress, a bad bite and during the daytime, habit. Talk to your dentist about this. If you are tired all of the time talk to primary care about sleep disorder, like apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do my teeth snap together biting very hard down closed and sometimes biting my inner cheek uncontrollably in my sleep?
Limbs easily fall asleep after leaning on them. Pinky and ring fingers lock up while sleeping. Is this bad or am I being paranoid? drinl plenty water.
Trigger finger: Generally, locking of the fingers or thumbs are caused by trigger fingers. This is a benign condition in which the tendon becomes entrapped around a structure called the A1 pulley. If this is painful, an injection or surgery can improve the symptoms. If this is not painful, you can live with this as long as you have full range of motion and full function. Anti-inflammatory meds, finger splint ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tmj+frequent lip/inside lip biting habit cause slight tingling in lips? No other symptoms, just mild lip tingling off and on.
Large tongue: This happens to a lot of people. Most people cradle their teeth with their tongue slightly. People that do it habitually will have a scalloped border on the sides of their tongue. These are indention from the teeth. No worries. Your tongue is normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer