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This is called sleep related bruxism; a condition in which a person has a tendency of clenching or grinding of the teeth repeatedly. This is not an uncommon issue and mild degree of bruxism is normal.
But yes if it starts to affect your teeth, it needs treatment.
The treatment is in the form some devices that your dental surgeon can fit in to your teeth. Since this is not an emergency issue therefore it will be difficult to get an early appointment with the doctor; so what can be done at home?
The answer is that you should practice best possible sleep hygiene.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco before bedtime.
Go to bed same time every night.
Room should be dark, and avoid watching tv, reading magazine or working on tabs/cell phones once in the bed.
Surroundings should be quiet and dark.
If these measures do not help, then there are some medications as well that can be tried to help you; but I am very much optimistic that you will improve significantly with sleep hygiene practice only.
Good luck and my sincere wishes for your good health.
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