National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 7: Sleep-Related Movement Disorders

Consequences of Sleep-Related Bruxism (SB)

Sleep-Related Bruxism (SB) can lead to abnormal wear of the teeth; pain in the teeth, jaw, and/or temporomandibular joint (TMJ); temporal headache; and teeth sensitivity. In addition, sleep can be disrupted for both the individual and bed partner(s).72


72 Bader G, Lavigne GJ. Sleep bruxism: overview of an oromandibular sleep movement disorder. Sleep Med Rev. 2000. 4:27-43.