If you are suffering from bouts of insomnia because you are grinding or clenching your teeth, there is a very easy solution for you. It’s called a nightguard. It will not only help you sleep better, but it will help protect your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). If you wear out the cartilage in the TMJ, the only cure is surgery (which is never the fun choice)! The only two ways to stop grinding or clenching while you sleep are STOP STRESSING, and a nightguard. Now, I’ve explained to ALL my patients that if they know how to eliminate all stress form their lives to let me know how, but in the meantime, to get a nightguard! A nightguard should be custom made by your dentist, because if it is not a perfect fit, it will actually do more damage than good. If you are are not sure whether or not you are grinding or clenching, see a dentist.