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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 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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Why do I lately started bite my one side of my tongue during wake up in morning? The pain wakes me up. I also scream of fear in sleep. I al

Why do I lately started bite my one side of my tongue during wake up in morning? The pain wakes me up. I also scream of fear in sleep. I al

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. 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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My tongue swells up when I sleep. It sometimes wakes me up. What could be the cause?

My tongue swells up when I sleep. It sometimes wakes me up. What could be the cause?

Check with your doc: I wonder if this is angioedema. May be you have allergies to something, such as food? Maybe Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help? Breathing problems during the night? You may need a sleep study? Check with your doc. Read more

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I've 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.

I've 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.

Seizure?: Without actually examining your tongue it is difficult to say exactly the source but the most worrisome cause would be potential nocturnal seizures. The least worrisome would be scalloping of the sides of the tongue where it appears there are indentations of the back sides of the teeth indicating a large tongue. 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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Why do I bite my tongue in my sleep?

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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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 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?

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: 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. 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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I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?

I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?

Mouth guard?: Do you mean a custom made occlusal orthotic, commonly called a night guard, or an over-the-counter drug store item, or a sports mouth guard. Your grinding, clenching, tongue biting may be due to an airway problem or a malocclusion. Please see an Orthodontist to evaluate your occlusion AND your general dentist who may refer you onward. This isn't a DIY project. Read more

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Bitten my tongue in my sleep, why can that be?

Bitten my tongue in my sleep, why can that be?

Numerous reasons: But beside the immediate discomfort - if an isolated incident shouldn't be a problem. With that said if its happening often, you notice swelling, difficulty in swallowing etc please consult with your physician or dentist. Read more

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I bit my tongue in my sleep and it woke me up?

I bit my tongue in my sleep and it woke me up?

Sounds painful: But I'm sure you're okay by now. If you're still experiencing discomfort please see a dentist. Hope this helps. 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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What causes one to shock and bite your tongue when sleeping?

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

Was this witnessed?: Please see your doctor soon regarding the "shock" episode you had. This requires further evaluation. Read more

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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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