• diagnosis
  • A diagnostic grading for clinical and research purposes has been recently proposed, recommending that any investigation specifies the diagnosis of sleep or awake bruxism as 'possible', 'probable', or 'definite' based on the diagnostic approach being used. (bmj.com)
  • Self-report, questionnaires, and interviews are suitable, at best, to identify a possible bruxism, while integration with clinical examination leads to a diagnosis of probable bruxism. (bmj.com)
  • dental
  • According to the research, led by Dr. Ephraim Winocur of the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at TAU's School of Dental Medicine and conducted by TAU doctoral student Roi Skopski in collaboration with researchers at Geha Mental Health Center in Petah Tikva, Israel, interaction with people is likely to trigger bruxism in the socially anxious. (healthcanal.com)
  • Psychiatrists can identify patients predisposed to bruxism and can try to help prevent it, and dental experts will immediately know what to treat. (healthcanal.com)
  • Background: Awake bruxism (AB) is a condition that possibly mirrors some psychological disorders and can lead to several dental and medical consequences. (quintessenz.de)
  • apnea
  • Some common sleep disorders include sleep apnea (stops in breathing during sleep), narcolepsy and hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness at inappropriate times), cataplexy (sudden and transient loss of muscle tone while awake), and sleeping sickness (disruption of sleep cycle due to infection). (wikipedia.org)
  • affects
  • According to Colgate, an American personal product producer, bruxism affects somewhere between 30 and 40 million people in the United States. (news-medical.net)
  • Estimates vary as to how many children bruxism affects, but it is thought to be somewhere between 15 and 33% of children. (news-medical.net)
  • clinically
  • The condition covers a pathophysiological continuum, and treatment need depends on the presence of clinically relevant consequences rather than the presence of bruxism itself. (bmj.com)
  • involve
  • The causes of bruxism are not completely understood, but probably involve multiple factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sleep walking may involve sitting up and looking awake when the individual is actually asleep, and getting up and walking around, moving items or undressing themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Practice
  • Conclusions: The use of smartphone technology may introduce several benefits in the field of EMA-based bruxism research and clinical practice, helping to set values of normal frequency. (quintessenz.de)
  • commonly
  • On the other hand, clenching is more commonly observed during awake bruxism when the person is either under some sort of work pressure, working with intense concentration or feeling stressed. (dentagama.com)
  • involves
  • Awakening involves heightened electrical activation in the brain, beginning with the thalamus and spreading throughout the cortex. (wikipedia.org)
  • hyperactive
  • As an aside, children with an aggressive, competitive or hyperactive personality may be more prone to developing bruxism. (draxe.com)
  • assessment
  • The aim of this review was to evaluate the diagnostic validity of questionnaires, clinical assessment and portable diagnostic devices compared to the reference standard method polysomnography (PSG) in assessing sleep bruxism (SB). (nationalelfservice.net)
  • Interaction
  • Interaction with people seems to be necessary to trigger bruxism in socially anxious people," said Dr. Winocur. (healthcanal.com)
  • Aims: To explore whether awake bruxism (AB) and sleep bruxism (SB) interact in their associations with painful temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and whether the interaction is multiplicative or additive. (quintessenz.de)
  • muscles
  • Besides this, botox injections can be given to reduce the activity of the muscles involved in bruxism. (dentagama.com)
  • RLS sensations range from pain or an aching in the muscles, to "an itch you can't scratch", a "buzzing sensation", an unpleasant "tickle that won't stop", a "crawling" feeling, or limbs jerking while awake. (wikipedia.org)
  • asleep
  • Awakening can mean the end of sleep, or simply a moment to survey the environment and readjust body position before falling back asleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • night
  • Bruxism can sometimes be managed by being fitted with a night guard. (wikipedia.org)
  • There is a greater amount of deep sleep (stage N3) earlier in the night, while the proportion of REM sleep increases in the two cycles just before natural awakening. (wikipedia.org)
  • types
  • Conclusion: This study has demonstrated that AB and SB are associated with an increased presence of painful TMD, and that both types of bruxism are not independently associated, but interact additively. (quintessenz.de)