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Tell me how you sleep and I’ll tell you how your teeth are doing

Are you a light or short sleeper? When you wake up in the morning you don’t want to get out of bed? If the answer is yes, you should know that sleep not only rejuvenates us and helps strengthen our memory, but also plays an important regenerative role for our body; in fact, sleeping well is one of the keys to maintaining good oral health.

Sleep disorders

If you suffer from a sleep disorder, make sure to treat it in time to avoid micro awakenings during the night that make you wake up tired and with the feeling of not having slept well. Some of these may be:

  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Night Terror
  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Bruxism
  • Sleepwalking

Sleep apnea, for example, is a disease that affects one in four adults, and according to studies, tooth wear is a warning sign of the risk of suffering from this disorder, which has serious consequences, such as hypertension and cardiovascular problems.

On the other hand, clenching and grinding the teeth for a long time causes pain in the facial muscles, breaks, wounds, etc. This parasomnia is known as Bruxism and there are several causes that generate this behavior, however, the most common cause is stress.

If at bedtime, your mind automatically makes a list of things that you have not done yet, or in the early morning you wake up to remember what you did not do the day before, it is a sign that you are not able to do them. sympathetic systemthe person in charge of controlling the stress levelsis probably on the alert for a on stimulation The daily chores and this does not allow you to relax sufficiently at bedtime.

Try to do activities that help you manage stress, just before going to bed.

Oral hygiene before bedtime

Do not forget that the most important brushing is the one that should be done before going to sleep, since during that time the production of saliva decreases and our mouth is more exposed to the bacteria that remain there. For this reason it is essential to brush your teeth, gums, tongue and cheeks properly.

Visit us if you have any concerns about the state of your teeth, do not forget to follow our recommendations and sweet dreams.

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