Biofeedback Headband FAQ
If you are someone who clenches or grinds their teeth, especially at night, you might be suffering from a condition known as bruxism. There are several treatments on the market like mouth guards, but these don’t actually cure your bruxism. Instead, they protect your teeth from the harmful effect that bruxing can bring. One of the best treatments on the market, one that can actually cure your bruxism, is the biofeedback headband. Many people are interested in this device, but they also have questions. Here are some of the answers to the most frequently asked questions about biofeedback headbands:
Q: How Does the Biofeedback Headband Work?
A: The user will wear the biofeedback headband around their head and make sure the sensors are placed in the correct position. These sensors will be able to pick up the tiny, electrical pulses that are generated when your muscles move. When the sensor picks up movement, it will sound an alarm that will wake the user, who will know that they are bruxing. Since clenching and grinding is a learned, though subconscious, behavior, it is possible to reverse it with this method.
Q: Is the Alarm Loud? Will it Wake My Partner?
A: The alarm that is given off by the biofeedback headband is very gentle and as soon as you stop grinding, the sound will stop. For most users, the sound is not high enough to fully disturb your sleep, or to awaken you, and if it does, the volume is adjustable. Most users report more sound sleep when using this device, and only a small number of users say that their partner has heard the alarm.
Q: How Long Does it Take to See Results?
A: In almost all cases, users of the biofeedback headband notice improvement the first night they wear the device. In fact, in clinical studies, on average, users will experience an 80% decrease in grinding and clenching. Usually, by the time 30 days have passed, the average decrease in bruxing is around 90%.
Q: I Have a Large Head, Will the Biofeedback Headband Fit?
A: Yes, the biofeedback headband is adjustable, so it will perfectly fit any adult’s head. It will likely be too large for children, however.
Q: How is the Biofeedback Headband Powered?
A: The biofeedback headband is battery-operated. It uses two of the CR-2032 lithium batteries that look like small discs. Typically the batteries will last for about 40 days on average, or 320 hours. The batteries are very inexpensive. You can buy them online, or at retail stores for less than $2.00 in most cases. You can also buy them in bulk if you like which will further offer you savings.
Q: Is There a Warranty That Comes with the Biofeedback Headband?
A: Yes, there is a 1-year warranty that comes with your biofeedback headband. In addition to that, if you are not happy with the device, there is a 30-day window that you have to return it for a full refund.
Q: How Much Does the Biofeedback Headband Cost?
A: The retail price for the biofeedback headband is $395. Because the manufacturer understands that users might not want to spend the money on something that they aren’t sure will work for them, there is also the option to lease a biofeedback headband for $49.99 a month. In addition to this, occasionally you will find the manufacturer will offer a free 21-day trial which will allow you to try the device before you buy it.
Q: Do You Have to Use the Biofeedback Headband Every Night?
A: Once you have been wearing your biofeedback headband for a week or so, you might not need to wear it every night if you are experiencing a great improvement. However, you will at least need to wear the device for several days in order to become accustomed to it, and to ensure that it is working as it is supposed to. The more you wear the device, the better your results will be. Once you have noticed a significant improvement, you can wear it only on occasion, such as when you know you are experiencing stress.
Q: I Grind During the Day, Will This Work for Me?
A: Yes, you can certainly wear the biofeedback headband during the day. Many people clench and grind subconsciously while at work, for instance, and this can be a great way to train yourself to stop the response you are currently doing.
Q: Will the Biofeedback Headband Treat Other Conditions?
A: Yes, you will find that even if you do not suffer from bruxism, the biofeedback headband will be able to treat other conditions including migraines, TMD, and general headaches that are often caused by stress.
Q: Should I Still Wear a Mouth Guard With the Biofeedback Headband?
A: People will generally only wear a mouth guard in order to protect their teeth as a result of grinding and clenching. Since the biofeedback headband will eliminate the clenching and grinding, there is not a need to protect your teeth any longer. However, if you are more comfortable wearing your mouth guard, you can wear it in conjunction with the biofeedback headband.
Q: What Do Reviews for the Biofeedback Headband Say?
A: Reviews for the biofeedback headband are outstanding, and almost anyone who uses one has stated that it worked extremely well. Many reviewers have stated that the biofeedback headband is a “life changing” purchase, and they highly recommend the headband to others.