A child in a dream squeaks violently: a disease or a norm?
Many parents of babies of infant age with the appearance of the first milk teeth face such a problem when the child starts to grind his teeth in a dream. The popular misunderstanding immediately suggests that the guilt of this phenomenon is worms in the large intestine. This statement was erroneously and long ago refuted by medical research.
There is a myth in the people: If a child grinds with his teeth, then it is waved by worms. It is not worth to be afraid, this myth has no basis under itself. At children who grind their teeth, worms are found no more often than others.
But to find out the cause of the gnashing (bruxism) still stands, because it is an immediate threat to the teeth themselves. ;
Scraping teeth in a dream in medicine is called bruxism. This disease is studied by dentists, neurologists and somnologists (specialists in the field of sleep).
The causes of the appearance of bruxism are not known for certain and cause scientific disputes among researchers of this phenomenon. Most experts believe that bruxism can cause:
- Hereditary factors. If both parents (or one of them) had a habit of scratching their teeth in childhood, then most likely it will be inherited by the offspring.
- Teething. Unpleasant sensations associated with the appearance of new teeth, cause the crumb to pull into the mouth, that neither get to scratch the gums. Sometimes all this is added and the creak of the first teeth (cut teeth).
- Studying your own organism. The kid notices that something has appeared in his mouth that was not there before. The karapuz can knock, creak with teeth simply because he likes it.
- Nasal breathing disorders in polyps, adenoids and sinusitis. In this case, the child grinds teeth due to dryness in the mouth – so the production of saliva increases.
- Lack of calcium and amino acids in the body.
- Stress, negative emotional experiences, various disorders of the nervous system.
- Sleep disturbances. In this case, bruxism can be attributed to a group with such phenomena as snoring, enuresis, nightmarish dreams, somnambulism, etc.
- Abnormal development of the jaw and dental occlusion. The child, as it were, tries to rub his teeth against each other.
- Weaning. A non-extinct sucking reflex and negative emotional experiences sometimes cause temporary bruxism.
- The first manifestations of epileptic seizures (in rare cases).