I've heard these are related...that rubbing his face back and forth in the mattress is because his ears/jaw is sore from his inflamed gums. Does anyone know how to alleviate this discomfort? Last night he did this all night long (along with nursing which did seem to help until he got full or fell asleep) He was awake every 30-45 minutes because of this. Motrin didn't help, teething tablets, lemon balm tea...any tips or ideas? It's hard feeling so helpless (not to mention even more sleep deprived than normal).