I’ve had insomnia for years, royally sucks. I want so share something sleep-related that has literally changed my life : if anyone has bruxism (grinds teeth in their sleep), with or without insomnia, and wakes up feeling totally knackered, do yourself one of the biggest favours of your life and get a bespoke hard mouth guard made by a dentist.
I grind my teeth badly so got a bespoke hard mouthguard made by my dentist two months ago, and every day since then I wake up easily and refreshed. It’s un-fucking-believable. No exaggeration, I can probably count on 2 hands the days I’ve woken up feeling refreshed in at least 20 years before this mouth guard. I didn’t understand how ‘morning people’ were a thing when merely waking up was such a fucking miserable experience, at least for the first 90 minutes until my body and brain fully woke up.
I only wish I had gotten one made sooner, and that I hadn’t allowed a shitty nhs dentist (Denmark hill surgery, London, 1/5 no recommend) to make me a soft mouthguard last year which actually makes the grinding worse.