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A 18-year-old female asked:

Hi i keep waking up with a dry mouth and headache and body aches but my roommate says i'm not snoring. i have acid reflux but antacids don't work! ?

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Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
Dentistry 34 years experience
Talk to sleep doctor: Those symptoms may indicate some type of sleep disordered breathing such as apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome. A consult with a sleep physician would be a good place to start.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your PCP: There are many causes of dry mouth (xerostomia) including: mouth breathing, OSA, certain medications, lifestyle (smoking) and systemic illnesses (diabetes). Some causes are easily correctable, others are more difficult to treat. Taking good history may be helpful to find the cause and can be of significant value when treating dry mouth symptoms
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Last updated Mar 8, 2017

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