Sleep Bruxism Between Working and Non Working Women in North Madras
Keywords:Epidemiology, general job information, general health, biscuit factory workers
Background: Sleep bruxism is a periodical, stereotype movement disorder characterized by an involuntary, parafunctional, excessive grinding of the teeth during sleep. This disorder is common among general population and represents the third most parasomnia. Aim: The aim of this epidemiological study was to examine the relationship between psychological job stress, general health between the sleep bruxism among working and non working women residing at North Madras.
Methods: The study was undertaken to assess the sleep bruxism among working and non working women in North Madras. Subjects were assessed by the demographic data, their general health, general job information in the form of questionnaire and they have been examined for the tooth wear index.
Results: A total of 200 females participated of which 100 were working and 100 were non working women. Overall implication of study shows that the bruxism increases with increase in the stress. The non working women who were under higher stress showed increased bruxism rate.
Conclusion: We conclude that sleep bruxism was highly associated with some aspects of stress in working women but not in non working women residing in North Madras.