A demanding job, moving to another state, a tiff with your spouse—there is no shortage of reasons for stress. Unfortunately, it’s not just your emotional state that suffers when you’re stressed; your body does, too.
Indeed, stress can affect your body in surprising ways, causing problems such as insomnia, hair loss, and even skin rash. Dentists also believe that stress causes or contributes to tooth grinding. As a New York Times article noted in 2009—the height of the economic collapse—many dentists noticed an increase in patients seeking treatment for grinding teeth in their sleep. Read more on this article: