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A 22-year-old female asked:

I drink water before sleeping. yet every morning i wake up with very dry mouth. i don't sleep with my mouth open. not diabetic.what cud be the reason?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Dry mouth: You may be sleeping with your mouth open even if you don't know it and for at least part of the time. Some medications cause dry mouth. When was you last dental and medical check-up? Dry mouth promotes cavities. Make sure you brush and floss properly for two minutes before you go to sleep.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Stress, see PCP: According to the latest research, stress can lead to bruxism and dry mouth. Ask your doctor about sleep hygiene instructions.
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Last updated Mar 29, 2015

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