Bouts of bruxism usually continue from several seconds to several minutes and is sometimes accompanied by changes in heart rate, blood pressure, breathing problems and other symptoms. Compression of the teeth can be so strong that they soon begin to unravel.

The true causes of the gnashing of teeth is still uncertain. Until recently, the only explanation was the presence in the human body of Ascaris (worm). Currently, however, most researchers deny this assumption, believing that the fact of communication of bruxism and helminthiasis has not been proven.

Some people grind in my sleep teeth because of the specific structure of the facial skull or malformed teeth. When firmly compressed teeth they feel more comfortable. Sometimes the prerequisites for this condition are incorrectly selected prostheses.

Many scientists believe that the tooth gnashing is evidence of violations of the depth of sleep (snoring, sleepwalking, nightmares). Much less an adult it can be a symptom of epilepsy. There is a version of the genetic inheritance of bruxism. Sharpens his alcohol.

Most scientists agree that to creak teeth during sleep tend people regularly exposed to stress. Consequently, the increasing internal anxiety and tension develops anxiety before bed. However, short periods of bruxism can also occur in a completely relaxed and balanced people.

From the point of view of depth psychology, it is possible to suggest a powerful subconscious complexes, which, for a number of reasons, are not able to be realized and reflected in reality. There is a kind of internal setting is not allowed in life. Therefore, a person becomes tense, angry and clench his teeth. If life do this to him is hampered by many criteria (tradition, upbringing, morality, etiquette), then during sleep the conscious censor does not prevent him to Express himself fully.

As a rule, most people bruxism is, in principle, does not threaten. However, if in the morning you Wake up with headaches or muscle aches, see damaged teeth, you should seek the advice of an experienced neuropsychiatrist. And of course, avoid situations that are associated with nervous disorders and stress.