Sometimes, do you clench your jaws and grind your teeth during sleep? Do you wake up with sore jaws and headaches as a result of your teeth grinding?
Our bodies and minds often give us signals when we are not coping with our stress levels adequately.
Sometimes, I grind my teeth at night. It is often a sign for me to take action (i) Work on my journal (ii) Increase the duration or reduce the intensity of my exercise levels (iii) Catch up on my meditation and mindfulness exercises.
If you have a problem with grinding teeth, check with your dentist. Your dental insurance may cover a personalized mouth guard, which typically cost between $200-$700. You can wear this mouth guard at nights and protect your teeth. But did you know that your local pharmacy has cheaper night guards? I got mine for under $20.
Also, take time to be aware of your stress levels. Take time to relax and unwind before you sleep. Read to your kids, listen to your favorite music or play with your pet before you go to bed.
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