I’ve noticed lately, that I manifest my stress in my body. That’s why I love going to acupuncture, because it allows my body and my mind to relax. One of the things I do is grind my teeth. In the morning when I wake up, my jaw feels so tight, I sort of feel like Dr. Frankenstein’s monster.
I was skeptical about using a night guard, because I felt like a total dork, but my dentist was laying it on thick about how my teeth were crowding, and how eventually, if I didn’t use my night guard, it would result it tooth decay and other scary things, so I listened to Dr. M, and popped that suck in at night:
I still feel like a nerd, and I never had braces growing up, so it’s not like I’m used to wearing such dental accoutrements. But I have to say, in the morning my jaw didn’t click as much, and I felt more relaxed.