Wet face, dry lips: Bite guards == sexy.
April 24, 2009 12:58 PM Subscribe
Adjusting to sleeping with a bite guard. Tips?
posted by burntflowers to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My new dentist is awesome and figured out that I've been clenching my teeth in my sleep. I didn't realize I was doing that, but once he mentioned it, it became obvious to me that I was.
So I agreed to get fitted for a custom bite guard to wear at night.
Last night was my first night wearing the bite guard. It wasn't terribly uncomfortable, and I managed to fall asleep fairly quickly.
The guard is a custom-molded acrylic doodad that attaches to my bottom front teeth. It's a little over an inch wide, but the front of the guard sticks out enough that I ended up sleeping with my mouth open all night.
This morning, my lips were really, really dry. And last night, I woke up multiple times with drool running down my face.
I'll happily choose dry lips and a wet face over bone loss and morning headaches. I'd like to know if this get better over time or if there's anything I can do to reduce the dry lips & drooling, especially from folks who've gone through this process themselves.