Nocturnal Teeth Grinding May Suggest a Sleep Disorder

nightTeeth grinding and teeth clenching are behaviours commonly referred to as bruxism. It is a common problem which leads to damage of enamel, chipped and broken teeth, headaches and even temporomandibular joint disorders.

The causes of teeth grinding are now well known and chief among them are stress and airway blockages during sleep just as occasioned in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS).

According to research, the treatment of obstructive respirations will help manage and eliminate nocturnal bruxism. Recommended treatment for obstructed airways is through CPAP. Teeth grinding should be handled by a sleep specialist to rule out other associated problems.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.