sleep bruxism


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sleep bruxism

a stereotyped movement disorder characterized by grinding or clenching of the teeth during sleep. This condition, considered a parasomnia, is associated with sleep-related breathing disorders.
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People with sleep bruxism also were more likely to have morning headaches and suffer from daytime sleepiness than those who didn't grind their teeth, says study coauthor Maurice M.
Sleep bruxism is an unconscious grinding of teeth during sleep, commonly associated with sleep deprivation, stress or misalignment of teeth.