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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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 (amitriptyline) 10mg to decrease bruxing in dreams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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