nocturnal bruxism

nocturnal bruxism

Psychiatry Clenching of jaw or grinding of teeth while sleeping
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The etiology of nocturnal bruxism is not well understood and is associated with numerous causes, including genetic factors, trauma, drugs (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and propranolol), and neurologic and psychiatric diseases [5].
The effects of hard and soft occlusal splints on nocturnal bruxism.
Nocturnal bruxism (involuntary repetitive grinding or clenching of the teeth during sleep) affects approximately 8-21% of adults.
Although sertraline had successfully ameliorated depression in all four, the patients began to complain of daytime as well as nocturnal bruxism 1-4 weeks after starting the drug.
DATA WATCH Sleep Disorders in Children Age Group Early Late Preschool Elementary Elementary Sleep Problem (N=399) (N=286) (N=213) Sleep-disordered breathing 8% 13% 14% Excessive daytime sleepiness 11 17 21 Sleepwalking 9 19 19 Sleep terrors 39 22 20 Nocturnal bruxism 32 33 28 Two or more insomnia symptoms 21 13 23 Bedtime resistance 29 28 23 Age Group Middle School Sleep Problem (N=140) Sleep-disordered breathing 12% Excessive daytime sleepiness 20 Sleepwalking 17 Sleep terrors 13 Nocturnal bruxism 16 Two or more insomnia symptoms 18 Bedtime resistance 13 Source: J.
Teeth grinding, or nocturnal bruxism, is a serious health problem that involves the nonfunctional clenching, gritting, and grinding of the teeth during sleep.