Is Tooth Grinding causing Snoring issues in Bristol?
Snoring is a problem, which haunts households up and down the country. If you live with a snorer, you’re probably aware of the impact that regular snoring can have, from tiredness during the day, to mood swings and strain on your relationships. Thankfully, there are ways of dealing with snoring and often, it’s important to identify the cause. Common causes of snoring include being overweight or obese, sleeping on your back and allergies, but snoring is also more common after drinking alcohol and it may also be linked to tooth grinding. Tooth grinding is also known as bruxism or tooth clenching and it is often linked to anxiety and stress. As well as contributing to an increased risk of snoring, grinding your teeth can also cause tooth wear and temporomandibular joint disorder, which may result in stiffness and pain around the jaw, headaches and earache. If you grind your teeth and it’s causing you or your partner to suffer sleepless nights, we can help! We provide a range of anti-snoring treatments, including mandibular advancement devices designed by Somnowell, and mouth guards to prevent contact between the top and bottom arches of teeth while you sleep.
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