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why do people drool in their sleep

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Not easy: If you sleep with your mouth ope it is natural to drool. If it is really excessive you might want to talk to your doctor, but you are probably normal. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
DROOLING SLEEP: You can stop drooling in your sleep if you do not sleep tight or you wake up sometimes at night to rinse your mouth.Drooling is a sign of deep slumber ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
41 years experience Dentistry
Mouth breathing: Typically any level of nasal obstruction can create conditions that encourage mouth breathing particularly when sleeping. Drooling is a symptom that y ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleeping habits: A lot of times this can be due to blocked sinuses (ie, you can't breathe through your nose because they're blocked so you breathe through your mouth). ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
See U PCP : Certain medication may cause drooling , check with u pcp , and he will be able to give u an advise.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Snoring? Snorin mult: You may have tonsillar enlargement or swelling of the nasal passages, adenoids and salivary gland inflammatory reaction. Please see your physician.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mouth position: So long as the mouth is open, there is the potential for drooling. If the mouth is closed, not so much. Rarely, there can be an overproduction of sa ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
The : The most common reason folks (especially around your daughter's age) drool in their sleep is because they are mouth-breathing. There are many reasons ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
As above : U need to see your PCP for evaluation and work up.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not necessarily: It is good to be observant and ready if anything comes up. However, babies have no social conscience and thus no inherent need to control their drool. ... Read More

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