The Effect of Sleep Hygiene and Exercise Therapy in Children With Sleep Bruxism

H

Hasan Kalyoncu University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Sleep Bruxism, Childhood

Treatments

Other: Education and Exercise Therapy Group

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05323942
2019/92

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aims of this study were to determine the relationship between sleep bruxism, oral habits, and sleep habits and establish treatment approaches in children.

Full description

This cross-sectional study was conducted on children aged between 6-and 13 years, diagnosed with sleep bruxism (SB). Initially, 82 children with a diagnosis of SB were evaluated. Among those, 37 children volunteered were followed for 8 weeks to investigate the effects of the education, sleep hygiene and therapeutic exercise program. Sleep hygiene education includes routines about bedtime, sleeping room environment, and timing for exercise. Therapeutic exercises program 5x5 included breathing exercises, head-neck, and scapular posture exercises which included jaw muscle and neck muscle stretching and strengthening exercises. They were asked to repeat each exercise 5 times and 5 times a day for 8 weeks.

Enrollment

37 patients

Sex

All

Ages

6 to 13 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Children between the ages of 6 - 13,
  • Having a diagnosis of sleep bruxism,,
  • And a parent signing informed consent for participation in the study.

Exclusion criteria

  • Children who received orthodontic treatment,
  • Children with the dentofacial anomaly, a history of TMJ surgery, having a medical history of neurological or psychiatric disease
  • and those who could not cooperate were excluded from the study.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

37 participants in 1 patient group

Education and Exercise Therapy Group
Other group
Description:
Children and their parents were trained about bruxism, parafunctional oral habits, and sleep hygiene education. Therapeutic exercises about head-neck posture, breathing, and relaxation were given for 8 weeks.
Treatment:
Other: Education and Exercise Therapy Group

Trial contacts and locations

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