Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I've always been one of those people who physically manifests stress. Usually, I end up getting sick but I've been keeping a regular sleeping schedule and have been taking vitamins so luckily, I've dodged that bullet so far. Unfortunately, my stress is showing up in different ways. I'm a horrible tooth grinder. It is HORRIBLE. It hurts. It makes my dentist yell at me, which in turn makes me sad. But I just can't help it. To save my molars, I've been eating baby carrots. I won't even tell you how many bags I've been through because it is that obscene. Carrots and almonds. Being inadvertently healthy.

I've also read online that petting a purring cat lowers stress levels. Considering the fact that I basically live with this guy on my shoulder, I can't imagine how stressed I would feel without him. Yay law school fall?


Claire Kiefer said...

I've been doing the same thing lately--grinding my teeth in my sleep! I don't even realize I'm doing it, but I've woken up with lots of jaw pain. :( I had never heard about eating baby carrots to help molars . . . will look into it!

Ally said...

haha I don't know if it's a scientific thing, but my dentist told me it keeps my mouth chewing and prevents me from doing other, more destructive things to me teeth!