A 27-year-old female asked:
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why do i drool in my sleep? is it normal or a heath problem? i don't weigh alot. i'm only 152lbs and i'm 5 8".

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Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Likely normal: Most folks will drool in their sleep from time to time- often occurs because we may not be aware enough to swallow excess saliva. However if drooling a lot and frequently it may be associated with other medical concerns or medications that increase drooling, as well as other concerns such as a blocked airway or sleep apnea which would need to be evaluated.
Answered on Jul 13, 2015

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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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