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A 39-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to wake up with a very dry mouth?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 47 years experience
It means you are: Breathing through your mouth during sleep. If concerned you could record the sounds of your breathing during sleep or ask a partner to make note, seek evaluation if periods of not breathing are noted or if you develop a sore throat unrelieved by other measures. Keep a glass of water at your bedside in case you awaken with dry mouth during the night. Best regards.
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Why do I have such a dry mouth when i wake up?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 41 years experience
Could be: Many things from the simple like sleeping with your mouth open to the more complex like side effects of drugs you may be taking or the amount of alcohol ingested the previous night(alcohol metabolism takes water out of your system). If it is only in the morning and you are'normal' during the rest of the day i would not worry.
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