Bruxism is excessive teeth
grinding and jaw clenching.
Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. It can also be caused by a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. If you’ve ever woken up with a headache or feeling as though your teeth have moved, there’s a good chance you may be suffering from Bruxism. It can disrupt sleep, and make you feel increasingly tired.
However, a recent study has shown that a few different plants may be able to help night-time bruxism sufferers. Today, we’re going to talk about the different plants that will help to prevent chronic teeth grinding.
Jasmine is a sweet scent that is often used in its essential oil form for relaxation during meditation, yoga and sleep. Studies have shown that this sc
ent is linked to reduced anxiety levels and also that it improves sleep quality. Jasmine plants are quite easy to keep as they will live well in a pot. The scent of jasmine will help you to relax and hopefully beat the bruxism.
This one will not come as a surprise. The smell of lavender is recognised globally as a great aid for relaxation. Lavender has been proven to lower heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels, which is why it’s perfect for the bedroom. It is even safe to use on and around babies and young children. If you can’t get it in the plant form, lavender essential oil will be just as good!
This medicinal plant is a great addition to any home – we can eat it, drink it, put it on our skin, and it can help us beat bruxism, too. It produces oxygen at night, so like the other plants listed, it will improve the air in your bedroom. Increased oxygen levels mean that it is easier to breathe deeply and relax.
Ylang-Ylang is a brilliant flower to have around if you want to sleep better. It’s light scent can help ease muscle tension which you may have in your jaw if you suffer from bruxism. Ylang-Ylang is also a powerful anti-depressant and it’s uplifting smell will allow you to sleep better.
If your Bruxism isn’t getting better and you are struggling to sleep at night, you may have to seek further medical help. However, try giving some natural remedies a go. Natural remedies are powerful and are definitely worth a try. If you’re not the best at keeping plants alive, opt for essential oils instead.
If you would like to speak to a dentist about clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth, you will be able to find one on www.defactodentists.com