Yes, there are some home remedies that can help with teeth grinding, or bruxism. Bruxism is the involuntary clenching and grinding of teeth, typically while sleeping. It’s a disorder that affects 10-20% of adults and it can cause chronic headaches, jaw pain, and damage to your teeth if left unchecked.
Fortunately, there are certain measures you can take to tackle bruxism from the comfort of your own home. First off, make sure you create an ideal sleeping environment that is free from noise and light disturbances. You should also try to manage stress as best as possible since stress has been linked to teeth grinding in both children and adults alike. Practicing meditation or yoga before bedtime could be extremely helpful in this regard.
It’s also important to keep check on what you eat before going to sleep—alcohol consumption especially should be avoided because it has been connected with increased cases of bruxism at night time. Similarly certain medications may play a role so consulting your doctor on potential alternatives would be beneficial here as well.
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