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When people think about migraine, they think only of the pain of migraine. In reality, a migraine episode consists of far more.

Commonly, the first reaction is underestimate the dangers inherent in having migraine disorder. People think that is not necessary to see a doctor for a headache, even for a migraine.

Yes, sometimes a headache is just a headache... but sometimes, a headache can indicate you have a serious condition that requires medical attention.

Are you aware of how your oral health habits can impact your ability to get sufficient rest?

The research and statistics do show poor oral health can keep you awake at night! But we are speaking about far more than just poor dental hygiene here. It is possible your problems might not be related to bad dental habits at all. If you’re an individual who suffers from extreme anxiety or who is under a great deal of stress—this will come through in your sleep at night. But how is this possible?

 If stress is causing you to grind your teeth, ask your doctor or dentist about options to reduce your stress. Attending stress counseling, starting an exercise program, seeing a physical therapist, or obtaining a prescription for muscle relaxants are among some of the options that may be offered.

Your dentist can fit you with a mouth guard to protect your teeth from grinding during sleep. If a sleeping disorder is causing the grinding, treating it may reduce or eliminate the grinding habit.