I Clench My Teeth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 105 People

    Even When I Am Asleep

    My sis tells me I clench my jaws when I sleep. I remember when I was younger and I already have trouble sleeping, my cousin would sleep beside me. After a few minutes, she would fall asleep and then I would hear something similar to a squeaking sound. At first I thought it was a...
    anschel anschel
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 17, 2008

    I do this a lot, and the thing is,

    most of the time I don't realize I'm doing it. I have TMJ, so my jaws hurt a good chunk of the time anyway, so this does not help my pain. I do it especially when I'm consentrating on something, or if I'm really stressed out (which is most of the time). I wish I could figure...
    tinkbell1 tinkbell1
    18-21, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    After my grandmother (the only mother figure in

    my life) died I noticed I started clenching my teeth and jaw. At first it was just during my sleep, but now I notice I do it almost all the time when I am uncomfortable or over-exerting myself in some way. It makes me have huge headaches, sometimes even migraines almost every...
    ThatGirlIsPoison23 ThatGirlIsPoison23
    26-30, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    During Sleep Then Wake With Jaw Pain

    my doctor told me its called Bruxism (my dad used to grind his teeth at night and my sister and I do it also)my dentist said I should get a splint which would be about $500-600 that is ok if you are with a good health fund and working but I am on a pension once I pay out college...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 15, 2012

    I clench my teeth at night

    and during the day. It leads to a really bad pain in my jaw. It's associated with stress as far as I can tell. I can't stand it.
    octopieyes octopieyes
    22-25, F
    Mar 25, 2014

    Bump And Grind

    When I'm stressed I clench my teeth so's that my jaw aches, and I catch myself.  I try to relax but I'll be doing it again within minutes unless I get a sudden attack of Gurdjieffian self-awareness.  If self-development is an inch by inch process then step one is to redirect...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Jan 16, 2012

    Teeth Clenching

    If you are clenching your teeth, I would recommend everyone check out mouth guards from any providers online. You should get advice from your doctor first, but mouth guards (night guards) do the trick! I recently just purchased a mouth guard from TotalGard and I've...
    dentaladvsiro2009 dentaladvsiro2009
    Jun 18, 2009


    There are two things that make me clench my teeth... when someone is really starting to **** me off OR when I hear a horrible sound! XD As for sound, lately my teeth clenching has been in overdrive... because my friend Philip likes to tease me, by using his "gay voice"...
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    1 Response Dec 17, 2008

    Tense Jaw

    When I am angry, nervous, or simply sleeping, my jaws clench and occasionally I will grind my teeth.  Sometimes I can catch myself before I do it.  Sometimes I can catch myself five minutes into doing it.  But most of the time, I do it...
    Happyface Happyface
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2008

    I've noticed that I have been doing this a lot

    in the past ... I dunno, maybe month? I think I noticed it about a month ago... maybe longer. As well as baring my teeth and biting my lip. I just do it subconsciously and I'm not sure why it's started all of the sudden. I know I went through some stress because of the end of...
    cillasavage cillasavage
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2014

    I Don't Even Realize It.

     I clench my teeth when I'm stressed, and sometimes just randomly. I don't realize I'm doing it until my jaw hurts! I've also noticed that when I'm really stressed out or nervous, I do this weird thing with my jaw where I act like I'm chewing on something, even though I'm...
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    I Do It Subconsciously

    I do it at night and I also do it during the day and I don't even notice it until my jaw and my teeth start hurting. I do it when I'm nervous.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2008

    This has become a problem recently,

    mostly because of anxiety and hyper-vigilance. Does anyone have coping mechanisms?
    Merewiff Merewiff
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    New to teeth grinding here.

    I don't know when it started but im sure it's not very good for you. Sometimes I could feel the pressure ringing through my ear lobes. Wtf
    YungFettuccine YungFettuccine
    22-25, M
    Feb 26, 2016

    In Certain Situations

    I clench my teeth when: I'm in pain. I'm intensely irritated I'm trying to hold my tongue and otherwise preventing myself from saying something I'll probably regret.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    Jan 25, 2009
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    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    I Clench My Jaw All Day Every Day!

    It is so annoying. It has gotten progressively worse over the last few months. Whenever I am not talking, i clench. My jaw is soar every morning and recently been keeping me awake in pain at night. I wear a mouth guard at night but it doesn't help it is already chewed up. I am...
    vegasgirl123 vegasgirl123
    22-25, F
    Jan 10, 2012
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