Destructive bruxism: sleep stage relationship.

  title={Destructive bruxism: sleep stage relationship.},
  author={James Catesby Ware and John D. Rugh},
  volume={11 2},
Despite apparent similar amounts of bruxism, two groups that had been evaluated polysomnographically differed dramatically in symptomatology. Patients with severe symptoms were referred to as the destructive bruxism group and were compared with (a) a group with sleep disturbance complaints who had bruxism and (b) a group of insomniac depressed patients chosen without regard to bruxism. It was hypothesized that not only the presence of bruxism during sleep but its pattern and sleep stage… CONTINUE READING

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