How to stop biting your tongue in sleep?

Biting your tongue during sleep can be a frustrating and sometimes painful experience. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of this happening. Here are some tips to help you stop biting your tongue while you sleep:

Firstly, practice good sleep hygiene. This includes going to bed and waking up at regular times, avoiding caffeine and alcohol before bed, and creating a comfortable sleep environment. By doing this, you can ensure that your body is relaxed and ready for sleep.

Secondly, consider using a mouthguard. Mouthguards can be purchased over the counter or custom-fitted by a dentist. These are designed to protect your tongue and teeth while you sleep and can help to prevent you from biting your tongue.

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Thirdly, if you have any underlying dental issues, such as crooked teeth or an overbite, it’s essential to address them. A dentist may help you by suggesting a treatment plan that can help prevent tongue biting.

Fourthly, reducing stress can also be helpful. Stress can lead to bruxism, the medical term for grinding or clenching your teeth. This can lead to tongue biting. Incorporating relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation into your daily routine can help to reduce stress levels.

Lastly, seeking medical attention is essential if your tongue biting is severe or causing persistent pain. Your doctor may recommend medication, surgery, or other treatments to address the underlying cause of your tongue biting.

It’s worth noting that in some cases, you may continue to bite your tongue despite taking these measures. In this case, speaking to a healthcare professional to determine the best course of action for your situation is essential.

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