I Grind My Teeth In My Sleep

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 187 People

    My Teeth Look Like Puzzle Pieces.

    I didn't even know I had this habit. People tell me they don't hear me grind, but I noticed my canine teeth getting dull. The bottom ones were creating a hook-like appearance, and when I clench my jaw they look like a jigsaw puzzle being put together. The first dentist I went to...
    elektrified elektrified
    Oct 3, 2011

    And during the the day.

    I catch myself clenching and grinding my teeth all the time. I guess it's a subconscious thing but I don't know why. -.- I hate it.
    MichaelMyers1 MichaelMyers1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    I Used To Have Nice Teeth...

    but I am a grinder with flat molars, chips and cavities.
    healinginprogress healinginprogress
    Mar 15, 2012

    Been Doing It For a While

    I can't remember exactly how long I've been grinding my teeth but I remember one night being shaken awake because I was making such a racket I woke up my parents. It doesn't happen as often now, but once I start dreaming about tasting blood and pulling...
    NoEh NoEh
    1 Response Aug 21, 2009

    I've Been Told

    several people have shared this interesting fact about myself with me. of course, i wouldn't know firsthand seeing that i'm sleeping when it happens...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2008


    I've been doing this for years, since I was really young and now it's gotten worse as my nightmares have been getting worse too... I'm actually noticing chips and marks on my teeth. It's been making me really sad because I'm not seeing a dentist for another week and a half.
    LifelessSource LifelessSource
    18-21, F
    Jun 13, 2012


    I've always done it, but more so when I'm stressed out. A few of my teeth have small chips in them and I have been advised to wear a mouth guard but I haven't got one as of yet. The worst is when I wake in the morning with an aching jaw, it really hurts. Sometimes if it's...
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Oct 17, 2007


    Read something that said to try keeping your tongue between your teeth and your jaw relaxed... Woke up with a cut on my tongue. -__-
    LifelessSource LifelessSource
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2012

    10 Years...

    I have grinded my teeth for as long as I can remember. It started as anxiety, but now it's just bad habit. I grind mostly in my sleep, so I feel it most in the morning. And it has completely ruined my teeth. I first grinded a hole in my tooth, which had to be filled. Then the...
    OnMyTippeeToes OnMyTippeeToes
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2012

    Teeth Grinding

    my partner grinds his teeth at night and it is driving me crazy. i find that i am lying in bed at night listening to him do it and get more and more annoyed even though he can't help it. then when he doesn't do it i'm still lying awake anticipating him doing it!!! he is always so...
    flynbean flynbean
    Oct 11, 2008

    Love My Mouth Guard

    I was grinding my teeth so much that I was having really bad headaches and my jaws hurt.  So the dentist fit me with a night guard and I love it.  My headaches went away and I feel alot better.
    dixie934 dixie934
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2007

    I'm a Grindin Machine

    I have ground my teeth for so many years that my molars are almost smooth. I can also see the indents where my top incisors rub against the bottom. I have tried a night gaurd but I hate them.  I know my brother grinds his too. And I have noticed that my daughter also does.
    allyKat allyKat
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2007

    I had my wisdom tooth out 2 weeks ago today

    and now I finding myself with a route canal problem worse than actually havering tooth out it self :( anybody suffers like this to ? So I'm now going to doctor as I have ear infection to on top of everything eles. :(
    yummy132 yummy132
    36-40, F
    Jan 22, 2014

    Hollistic Remedies Anyone??

    I grind my teeth because of stress.  I wear a nightguard because my teeth were becoming mishapened and my gums were suffering.  Has anyone tried or heard of a treatment for grinding such as muscle relaxers, massages, acupunture, or chiropracty?  I am just wondering...
    dobisre dobisre
    22-25, F
    Oct 17, 2007


    I wish I could stop, but there are time when I have trouble stopping it when I'm awake. How can I do anything about it when I'm not?
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Apr 4, 2008

    ugh I've recently picked up the habit of

    clenching my teeth at night when I'm asleep. my jaw is aching so bad right now:(
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Sep 30, 2015


    I never realised just how much i grind my teeth when i sleep, not until a few weeks ago. I woke up with something unknown stuck in my throat, which later I found to be a piece of one of my front teeth. I had grinded my teeth so hard that my front tooth BROKE! [when I was...
    bulletinmybutterflywing bulletinmybutterflywing
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2007

    It Makes Me Horribly Sore.

    My teeth ache when I wake up and I always get knots behind my ears that make me feel sick. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    Oct 20, 2007


    Apparently, I grind my teeth in my sleep, I don't feel it though.  Dentists have told me and this is how I found out. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2010

    Creak, Creak

    My lovers have all told me I grind my teeth loudly in my sleep. I am a pretty anxious person by nature, and so I'm not surprised. I often wake up with sore jaw muscles and sometimes a headache.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2010

    Sometimes Do It

    I didn't know I did until a few weeks ago my mom said that when she walked into my room she saw me moving my mouth around. I looked at her oddly, then she got more specific and said that I grinded mine. I didn't know that. But I found out that it's not always that I do it, I only...
    ROCKjunki42 ROCKjunki42
    16-17, F
    Nov 18, 2007

    To the Point of Jaw Pain

    I have been grinding my teeth for years now.  Every time I see my dentist, I'm always scared that he'll find more wear & tear on my teeth, even though I'm wearing a bite splint in the night.  I even wear it into the shower & while I get ready for work. I...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    May 24, 2008

    I only found out after sharing a room with my

    sister. Sometimes if i'm stressed or having nightmares I will grind my teeth so much that my jaw will lock. Not pleasant
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    26-30, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    I take care of my teeth my whole life

    and i start grinding my teeth in college. Now they're almost flat. Topping it off i gave to find out what i did with my grind guard in my previous night's sleep. I've found it in some weird places.
    stryk stryk
    31-35, M
    Mar 11, 2014

    Dating and Grinding My Teeth

    I just started dating again.  And I find it hard to spend the night  with a new girl because of  my teeth grinding.  So after a great night , I usually decline the offer to spend the night , because I don't want them freaking out.  When they hear my...
    mindbodysoul mindbodysoul
    1 Response May 15, 2009

    I'm a person the grind my teeth every night.

    . I wake up with really bad headaches. I have tried heat, ice, and massage nothing works to fix the jaw pain. I have mouth guard wear every night( sexy huh). Not sure it helps. Any one else have any ideas on how to get some what less pain my my jaw. I'm open for ideas..
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912
    36-40, M
    Feb 8, 2015

    I Just Want to Sleep

    I grind my teeth every night.  My jaw always hurts and I am tired all day.  I finally bought a mouth guard and I pray that it helps.  I have done it for years.
    luvponies luvponies
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 26, 2009

    I Grind My Teeth In My Sleep And Whenever I Am Nervous/anxious...

    I'm actually grinding my teeth right now,  and sometimes I have such an urge to grind my teeth that I have to put my finger or tongue on the way of my teeth to stop them from grinding. I think my teeth grinding has been so bad, I'll have dreams at night that I break my...
    raziel1687 raziel1687
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2010

    So Mouthguard It Is.

      I must be stressed, this only began in the last year. When I make it big, I'll indulge in veneers, but until then(or if then never comes), I need to look after my teeth and go to the dentist ASAP. Anyone have a solution for this potentially harmful problem? I do not...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    12 Responses Jul 10, 2007

    Yeah. Me Too.

    I once woke up and was literally spitting out chips of tooth. I have woken my partner because I was grinding my teeth loudly only once ( I was dreaming about eating ice lol) and the dentist has told me I need to invest in a retainer. It better be a strong one because I...
    BeteNoire BeteNoire
    26-30, F
    Sep 6, 2010
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