Not really a retainer, as it's not meant to alter the alignment of your teeth, but yes, apparently I grind my teeth in my sleep.
My last dentist a year ago said I grind my teeth and recommended the night guard. I brushed it off. New one this year said the same exact thing, so I'm guessing it's true.
I just don't want to have to wear a stupid "night guard" every night before bed. It sounds like a fucking adult diaper FFS.
Maybe they both went to the same dental marketing seminar where they both were told to suggest a night guard to every patient as a value-added service.
The value accruing to themselves, of course.