Sleep bruxism in patients with sleep-disordered breathing.

  title={Sleep bruxism in patients with sleep-disordered breathing.},
  author={Tommy Sj{\"o}holm and A. A. Lowe and Keisuke Miyamoto and John A. Fleetham and C. Frank Ryan},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  volume={45 10},
The aim was to test the hypothesis of a direct association between sleep-disordered breathing and sleep bruxism. The frequency of masseter contraction (MC) episodes and rhythmic jaw movements (RJM) was measured in patients with mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The diagnosis of sleep bruxism was made from a combination of questionnaire, clinical observation and all-night polysomnographic recording which included masseter electromyography. A total of 21 patients (19 males/two… CONTINUE READING

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