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

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Dr. R B. Sangal answered:

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

Tongue too large

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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? If your tongue is too large for your mouth, that increases the chances that you snore and even have sleep apnea (stopping breathing in sleep), which can be a dangerous condition and requires treatment by a Sleep Medicine specialist.
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Dr. Meng K. Syn answered:

Why do I bite my tongue and the inside of my lipps when I am asleep, I am very tired of this and I am affraid to go to sleep?

You could be bruxing

Head-mouth
Some people, esp those under stress, grind their teeth at night. In addition, biting your cheeks and tongue could be due to a slight misalignment of your teeth that can be sometimes remidied by some adjustments. I suggest you consider a mouth appliance that you wear at night that prevents you from grinding. See your dentist to have one of these appliances made for you. You need your sleep.
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Why do I bite my tongue while sleeping?

Clinching

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biting your tongue can be due to clinching or grinding see if you bite your cheeks too if you are, a night guard might be recommended check with your dentist
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Dr. Daniel Wolter answered:

Why I accidentally bite my tongue while sleeping?

You Said It Yourself

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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.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered:

What causes me to bite my tongue when i fall asleep?

Sleep bruxism

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Sleep bruxism can make you do this..this can happen in sleep apnea. See a dentist experienced in treating bruxism and sleep disorders to determine if you need to be treated for brushing or for sleep disorder.
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I tend to bite my tongue while sleeping. What can I do about this?

Tongue

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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.
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What causes one to shock and bite your tongue when sleeping?

Was this witnessed?

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Please see your doctor soon regarding the "shock" episode you had. This requires further evaluation.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

My two months daughter is not sleeping at night from last two days she take out her tongue again nd again and cries alot y is it so?

Thrush

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Your child may have developed thrusy which can be painful and cause your infant to cry uncontrolably. Consult your pediatrician about evaluation and treatment
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Dr. Matthew Goren answered:

What can I do for this pain while sleeping from biting my tongue?

Ask your dentist

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if a bite guard might help you.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered:

Why does my tongue tingle at night also why do i feel am eary cold sensation throughout my body sometimes at night before falling asleep?

Normal

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This is part of the body relaxing just before sleep. So don't be too concerned about this normal process. But if you have other things going on you should see your doctor
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