Restless Jaw Syndrome?

Restless Jaw Syndrome leads to jaw discomfort Copyright: daisydaisy / 123RF Stock Photo

Restless Jaw Syndrome leads to jaw discomfort
Copyright: daisydaisy / 123RF Stock Photo

You’ve probably heard of “restless leg syndrome,” — symptoms usually affecting women. The legs feel extremely uncomfortable while sitting or lying down. There’s a sensation of wanting to move them.

What is Restless Jaw Syndrome?

Well .. if you grind your teeth at night, your jaw muscles are experiencing similar symptoms as restless leg syndrome — they’re tense and irritable, much like the leg muscles in restless legs.

Years ago Dr Pete coined the term “Restless Jaw Syndrome” to describe these symptoms that patients complained of.

A Simple Remedy. Whether legs or jaws, a hot calcium/magnesium drink can work wonders. It relaxes the muscles and as a result encourages sleep. Sip it before bedtime and feel those nervous, tense muscles calm down.

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  1. I don’t grind my teeth or clamp down hard, but I am always moving my jaw. At its worst, I am rubbing my teeth together (as in the front of my lower teeth against the back of my upper teeth). At the end of my day, my jaw muscles are sore and it bothers me as I am trying to get to sleep. Would the above recommendation work for this type of issue? Or should I try something different?

  2. I don’t grind my teeth or clamp down hard, but I am always moving my jaw. At its worst, I am rubbing my teeth together (as in the front of my lower teeth against the back of my upper teeth). At the end of my day, my jaw muscles are sore and it bothers me as I am trying to get to sleep. Would the above recommendation work for this type of issue? Or should I try something different?

  3. John: I would definitely try drinking some hot calcium magnesium beverage to see if that relieves the muscle tension.

  4. i have the same problem… i dont grind my teeth but i am always clamping down on my teeth or desperately wishing for chips or gum or something else to chew. is that the same or something different?

  5. I have the same issue but I grind at night, i grind during the day. I try to catch it but i don it so often. Also applying pressure with my teeth. Really hurts!

  6. Dear Maija. You may want to find a dentist in your area who treats TMJ. Regular grinding will shorten the height of your teeth over time. If you’re in the St Louis area, you can come see Dr Pete who’s successfully treated grinding and TMJ issue for 35 years.

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