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My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

Maybe nothing: She may be congested. It may be nothing. Can she eat fine? Breathe through her nose when eating? If worried, then video her while sleeping and show it to your pediatrician to be reassured. ...Read more

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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


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When a child breathes through mouth most nights, while sleeping, is it bad for him?

When a child breathes through mouth most nights, while sleeping, is it bad for him?

Nasal congestion: His adenoids are enlarged and he may have nasal discharge. You might be surprised to know that this does respond to appropriate diet. The usual and customary approach is adenoidectomy. Try stopping all the"junk" and milk. Milk was designed for cows and it is a common source of problems in kids. ...Read more

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Why do I bite my tongue while sleeping?

Why do I bite my tongue while sleeping?

See sleep specialist: You are biting your tongue while sleeping because you might be having sleep disorders. You might also be experiencing nocturnal seizures, rhythmic movement disorder of sleep and bruxism (clenching). Rec.: seek medical attention with orofacial pain or sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Why i accidentally bite my tongue while sleeping?

Why i accidentally bite my tongue while sleeping?

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 more

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I tend to bite my tongue while sleeping. What can I do about this?

I tend to bite my tongue while sleeping. What can I do about this?

Tongue: Many possibilities. Your jaw joints may not be in the right place (dislocated), or your body is trying to get more airway space during sleep, or you may have some psychological issues leading to a certain habit, or neurological disorder--purely from medical issues or drug use--legal or not. I would see a dentist/surgeon who is trained to run a diagnostic work-up, ; see an md to get referrals. ...Read more

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I bite my tongue during sleep it is so painful I can't even let go,it takes about 30min to ease off the grip,pain never wakes me though. Phycological?

I bite my tongue during sleep it is so painful I can't even let go,it takes about 30min to ease off the grip,pain never wakes me though. Phycological?

It's hard to blame: a psychological problem during sleep unless you are very tense & anxious most of the time. You should see a dental or ENT professional. Tooth grinding, spasm of the tempo-mandibular joint muscles or other disorders may be causing this. The treatment may be out there & I encourage you to seek it. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I am going to be getting a sharp pain on my tongue while sleeping. Mostly in the morning. Please help me out?

I am going to be getting a sharp pain on my tongue while sleeping. Mostly in the morning. Please help me out?

Could be..: It could be a number of different things including a nerve disorder or a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Seems like I bit the side of tongue while sleeping.Pretty red little swollen.What to do and avoid to make it heal better?

Seems like I bit the side of tongue  while sleeping.Pretty red little swollen.What to do and avoid to make it heal better?

Perhaps not much: I would advise to be careful and be aware of any worsening symptoms. If there is a small sore/opening of the tongue, you may gargle and spit a diluted hydrogen peroxide solution (1 part hydrogen peroxide, 10 parts water) to east the pain. Good luck and happy healing. ...Read more

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How do I stop myself from twitching and biting tongue during sleep?

How do I stop myself from twitching and biting tongue during sleep?

During sleep: See a physician about the twitching and a dentist to see if there are any dental findings that would contribute to this occurrence. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more