Chewing and grinding and creaking teeth insleep on the scientifically called bruxism. Surprisingly, the vast majority of people believe that this phenomenon - a sign of the emergence of worms in the sleeper.
This is not so.
And chewing in his sleep, and the creak of the teeth - is bruxism. This term is derived from the Greek word brychein. Literally, it is, strictly speaking, means creak of teeth, ie, paroxysmal reduction of masticatory muscles, accompanied by compression of the upper and lower jaws and gnashing of teeth, chewing movements and unpleasant creaking. Curiously, the disease can occur in both children and adults.
As a person chews in a dream?
Chewing and creak in a dream, of course, considerablyThey differ from similar actions in reality. The fact that bruxism is characterized by low-frequency sounds, like clicking or grinding of the teeth. In this state, a sleeping person can be from a few seconds to several minutes. When people chew in his sleep, even in their body at the time and place the appropriate changes. For example, changing heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, etc.
Why do people chew in my sleep?
It is worth noting that bruxism - is quitecommon phenomenon. It is interesting that people suffering from this disease can chew and grind their teeth several times per night. Until now, the official science can not explain the cause of this strange phenomenon in humans. The fact that scientists do not exhibit the "fans" to chew on in the dream of any personal changes.
Normally during sleep observed several episodessymptoms of bruxism. They last a maximum of 15 seconds. If the duration time is greater, it may damage the teeth and the surrounding soft tissues.
Nevertheless, physicians now associated in chewingsleep with other manifestations of dysregulation of the sleep depth. These, of course, may include snoring, nightmares, somnambulism (sleepwalking) and nocturnal enuresis (urinary incontinence).
It is interesting that even in the XXI century, its popularityand not lose the people's point of view, the origin of bruxism. Today, as always, in humans it is widely believed that the chewing and the creaking of the teeth during sleep - is evidence of the emergence of worms in the body of the sleeper. However, until now scientists did not find a significant confirmation of this! In addition, the worms have "fans" the night chewing occur no more frequently than other people, not creaking his teeth in his sleep.
What do scientists say?
Scientists increasingly agree that bruxismdistributed among those who regularly suffers from some kind of stressful influence. The fact that the inner anxiety, anger, excitement before going to bed, the tension did not pass unnoticed for both adults and children.
Treatment of bruxism still has some common principles. It depends entirely on the development of the phenomenon of time, as well as on the nature and causes of its manifestations.
In addition, scientists are corrected forshort chewing or creaking of the teeth during sleep, lasting up to 10 seconds. They believe that this expression is peculiar and perfectly healthy people who are on a positive note, experiencing positive emotions.