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Doctor insights on: Could I Have Weak Muscles Around My Mouth As A Reason For Drooling In My Sleep

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Could I have weak muscles around my mouth as a reason for drooling in my sleep?

Could I have weak muscles around my mouth as a reason for drooling in my sleep?

Doubtful: This is very common. When we are in a deep sleep, our muscles are essentially paralyzed and if you are sleeping on your side, saliva will sometimes pool in the mouth and leak out. Although not the most attractive thing in the world it is completely normal in my opinion. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My BMI is healthy but I'm always tired, weak muscles and constant anxiety. Do I need to eat more? I sleep fine.

My BMI is healthy but I'm always tired, weak muscles and constant anxiety. Do I need to eat more? I sleep fine.

You may be dealing: w/chronic fatigue syndrome and the often related fibromyalgia. These are difficult to treat and disputed diagnoses. See your doc and a mental health professional. Don't rely on medication only. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does sleep deprivation cause extreme muscle weakness?

Does sleep deprivation cause extreme muscle weakness?

Be strong, get help: If you are running on empty, you need to recharge. A car won't run without fuel. You need to address the source of your sleeplessness. Sleep dysfunction has an impact on health. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer12/articles/summer12pg16.html sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture, don't torture yourself, get help. ...Read more

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Why do my nasal turbinates swell when I relax/have muscle weakness from lack of sleep?

Why do my nasal turbinates swell when I relax/have muscle weakness from lack of sleep?

Not sure are related: Nasal turbinates will swell during periods of infection, allergic, or other inflammatory types of processes (trauma, chemical irritation, etc). Therefore, I cannot find any relationship between fatigue or states of relaxation/muscle weakness and inflammatory processes of a noninfectious, allergic, or other nature. ...Read more

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I take the generic for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR experience lots of side effects, dry mouth, sweating , muscle weakness, constipation. How can I prevent them?

I take the generic for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR experience lots of side effects, dry mouth, sweating , muscle weakness, constipation. How can I prevent them?

Side effects: I would discuss this with your dr as soon as possible and try to determine an alternative to the medication or a treatment for the symptoms that is compatible with the medication. ...Read more

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Hello I have been having problems with sleeping, peeing a lot lately, lots of fatigue, muscle weakness, heart racing, chest pains, shakiness, pain in back sides and a burning sensation there too??

Need to see doc: Are you under stress? Some of your symptoms sound to be related possibly to non physical conditions. Suggest see an internal medicine physician for a physical and review of medical history and exam. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is a symptom in which a person has less strength in his muscles than previously. Muscle weakness can be in certain parts of the body, or a person can be weak all over. The weakness can come and go, or can be ...Read more