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

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

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? 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. ...Read more

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I bite my tongue when I sleep, I wake up cause the pain.. Would I be able to get a Mouthguard? From my dentist? Why do I do this?

I bite my tongue when I sleep, I wake up cause the pain.. Would I be able to get a Mouthguard? From my dentist? Why do I do this?

Then: use ( wear ) protective guards during sleep , speak to your dentists will fit one , commonly used for those who grinds the teeth during sleep.. ...Read more

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Ive noticed that I bite down on my tongue while I sleep. This has been happening for a very long time. And It's very painful when I wake up.

Ive noticed that I bite down on my tongue while I sleep. This has  been happening for a very long time. And It's very painful when I wake up.

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 teeth alignment issues(malocclusion). You may consider trying an over the counter night guard to see if that helps, otherwise talk to your dentist about this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What causes biting tongue in sleep. I wake up with bite marks on both sides of tongue. How can I prevent this? I am sleeping/unaware when I do this.

What causes biting tongue in sleep. I wake up with bite marks on both sides of tongue. How can I prevent this? I am sleeping/unaware when I do this.

REM Sleep Cycle: In deeper stages of sleep, the muscles of the eyes (rem) are active, as well as the muscles of mastication. That's why some people clench and/or grind their teeth at night. If you are an "active" bruxer, you can "nip" the sides of the tongue. Once swollen from the injury, it is easier to bite again. Be careful. Talk to your dentist about a night guard or Elavil 10mg to decrease bruxing in dreams. ...Read more

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Whenever i have.My seizures it is unusually in my sleep and i bit my tongue really hard . What i would like to know is why in my sleep wake up?

Whenever i have.My seizures it is unusually in my sleep and i bit my tongue really hard . What i would like to know is why in my sleep wake up?

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 during seizure in unconscious state. ...Read more

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I get constant headaches that make me feel nauseated , have really bad back pain, I bite my tongue and cheek in sleep..are these related?

I get constant headaches that make me feel nauseated , have really bad back pain, I bite my tongue and cheek in sleep..are these related?

Separate conditions: These conditions need to be treated separately. See your physician for headaches and back pains. See your dentist for tongue and cheek biting. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I bite my tongue in my sleep?

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 teeth. See your dentist for an evaluation and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Why do I bite my tongue when i sleep?

Bruxism: Many people clench or grind their teeth when sleeping and sometimes the tongue can get in the way. ...Read more

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