The 21st–27th October 2019 marks Bruxism Awareness week.
Bruxism is the clinical term for the grinding of teeth and clenching of the jaw. It can occur when you are awake or asleep but the latter is the most common, affecting almost 80% of bruxers.
You may not know that you grind your teeth while you are asleep. It may be a bed partner that first notices the grinding sounds and noises.