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How can I stop drooling in my sleep?

How can I stop drooling in my sleep?

DROOLING SLEEP: You can stop drooling in your sleep if you do not sleep tight or you wake up sometimes at night to rinse your mouth. Drooling is a sign of deep slumber. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What can cause drooling while sleeping? I am having heart problems and uising Bisobel

What can cause drooling while sleeping? I am having heart problems and uising Bisobel

Gravity plus: Pooled saliva can result in drooling if you are on your side or on your stomach while sleeping. ...Read more

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How do I stop drooling in my sleep?

How do I stop drooling in my sleep?

Not easy: If you sleep with your mouth ope it is natural to drool. If it is really excessive you might want to talk to your doctor, but you are probably normal. Is your nose clogged? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I stop drooling in my sleep?

Mouth breathing: Typically any level of nasal obstruction can create conditions that encourage mouth breathing particularly when sleeping. Drooling is a symptom that you may be mouth breathing at night. Have a full nasal evaluation by ENT doc. ...Read more

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How to Stop Drooling in My Sleep. It's really embarrassing to wake up and see the puddle of drool, and it leaves stain on my sheets. Need help please?

How to Stop Drooling in My Sleep. It's really embarrassing to wake up and see the puddle of drool, and it leaves stain on my sheets. Need help please?

Sleeping habits: A lot of times this can be due to blocked sinuses (ie, you can't breathe through your nose because they're blocked so you breathe through your mouth). Try a decongestant or intranasal spray (eg, Nasocort) to see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have problem of drooling at night which really bothers my sleep and I cannot sleep on my back as it gives my body a bad shock any recommended medicine to stop drooling?

I have problem of drooling at night which really bothers my sleep and I cannot sleep on my back as it gives my body a bad shock any recommended medicine to stop drooling?

Drooling: There are many causes for drooling, some of which include numbness of the mouth from use of orajel, problems with swallowing when saliva accumulates in the mouth, & neurological conditions such as parkinson's disease, as well as effect of medications such as antipsychotics. Best tx is to find out & treat the cause. Some medications used are atropine, cogentine, & glycopyrrolate. ...Read more

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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

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes adult drooling at night while sleeping?

Mouth position: So long as the mouth is open, there is the potential for drooling. If the mouth is closed, not so much. Rarely, there can be an overproduction of saliva that results in overflow of saliva through the corner of the mouth. If that's the case, your pcp can recommend some medications to help. If it's just positional, get a supportive pillow that will help the person sleep with a closed mouth. ...Read more

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Is drooling to much something to worry about my daughter is 5yrs old, and she drools excessively in her sleep. I know people drool while they are asleep, but she drools a whole lot more than the average person. It is to the point that she leaves very visi

Is drooling to much something to worry about my daughter is 5yrs old, and she drools excessively in her sleep. I know people drool while they are asleep, but she drools a whole lot more than the average person. It is to the point that she leaves very visi

Get an exam: I recommend seeing your dentist, oral surgeon, or otolaryngologist. Saliva is very important for the health of teeth, however she may be a mouth breather at night possibly due to an obstruction with her nasal passages, or her jaw/teeth not aligning properly leaving her mouth wide open during sleep. ...Read more

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My 5 month old baby is drooling a lot today and even now while she's sleeping, is it because she's teething or something I should be concerned?

My 5 month old baby is drooling a lot today and even now while she's sleeping, is it because she's teething or something I should be concerned?

Not necessarily: It is good to be observant and ready if anything comes up. However, babies have no social conscience and thus no inherent need to control their drool. They do a lot as babies but eventually decide to contain it. I see babies who never seem to "teethe" but end up with a full set. ...Read more

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10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?

10 weeks baby moves her head to right and left several times while I try her to get sleep at nights. She also drooling while awake. Is it normal?

Sounds normal: Babies do what they do while settling. They also drool because they make spit and have no social burden of having to hide it. It is not seizure activity or abnormal in any way. ...Read more

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Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Sleep disorder? Struggle to stay awake after 6 pm and keep nodding off drooling. Wake up at 3:30/4am wide awake x1year. Ruining social life. Why?

Not sure why: You fall asleep at 6 pm because you get up at 304 am. You would benefit form seeing your doc and or a sleep specialist. You may have food allergies. I would also consult an acupuncturist. You are clearly imbalanced and they offer a whole other dimension of care that is very helpful. ...Read more

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My 16month old has 101.3 fever and he is drooling a lot he doesn't want to eat normally, fuzzy, crying, can't sleep right and it hurts him to swallow

My 16month old has 101.3 fever and he is drooling a lot he doesn't want to eat normally, fuzzy, crying, can't sleep right and it hurts him to swallow

Fever: You need to take him to his pediatrician. But at the mean time try to control the fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, lukewarm bath & keep him hydrated with small frequent sips of fluid, this could be a throat infection, viral illness or teething. His doctor will decide if he needs antibiotics or not, I hope he gets better soon. Good luck ...Read more

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What is pre teething? Can teething symptoms appear in a 10 week old? We have chewing, drooling, rubbing her face in her sleep, not sleeping well, etc. With no fever.

Of course: Your teeth just don't pop out of you gums like pop tarts out of the toaster. They have to cut their way through virgin gums that have never been cut through before. Your adult teeth don't do this because a path is already there. However, when baby's first teeth are coming in, there are weeks if not months of cutting through those gums, which includes the drooling, fussy etc etc. ...Read more

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When do preemies get their first tooth? I have a 28-weeker who is now 5.5 months (2.5 months adjusted) and she seems to be showing signs of teething (drooling, irritability, chewing/sucking on everything in reach, and not sleeping as much).

When do preemies get their first tooth? I have a 28-weeker who is now 5.5 months (2.5 months adjusted) and she seems to be showing signs of teething (drooling, irritability, chewing/sucking on everything in reach, and not sleeping as much).

Perfectly normal: Some babies are born with at least 1 erupted tooth. Some don't get a tooth until 18 months. 6 months is a little early but well within normal limits. As soon as 1st tooth erupts, but no later than 1st b'day, take baby to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist (for all the same reasons you see a Pediatrician for medical care) for exam, developmental analysis, oral hygiene instruction, etc. ...Read more

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My 4 year old weird breathing during sleep, snoring, and drooling with a foam-like salava. For past two days was a little fatigue looking and a little pale, kinda like tired...., really worry.?

My 4 year old weird breathing during sleep, snoring, and drooling with a foam-like salava. For past two days was a little fatigue looking and a little pale, kinda like tired...., really worry.?

Warrants a visit: To the pediatrician, can still be a viral upper respiratory problem with blocked nasal passages, but you need to get it sorted out, goo luck ...Read more

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What could be causing my 4 month old's hoarse voice? My 4 month old has a very hoarse voice. She has no fever, no cold symptoms and is eating and sleeping normally. Her only apparent symptom is the hoarse voice. She is also drooling buckets, but has been

Mgt: Her drooling and hoarseness should be evaluated by pediatric pulmonology as well. If she is have difficulty breathing, please see the Emergency Room.
A virtual appointment can be booked online to follow up, and may be useful for your child and pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 and a half year old drool started drooling about 2 months ago mostly when asleep

The: The most common reason folks (especially around your child's age) drool in their sleep is because they are mouth-breathing. There are many reasons why she/he may not be able to breathe through her/his nose such as allergies, colds, sinus infections, enlarged adenoids and/or enlarged tonsils. Certain medications can also cause increased drooling at night. You should make an appointment with her/his doctor to discuss this problem and have her/his examined. Once the underlying problem is taken care of, usually the excessive drooling improves. Good luck! ...Read more

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What will stop me being scared to sleep?

What will stop me being scared to sleep?

See therapist: It sounds like you need some help from a psychologist. Not getting enough sleep can cause emotional and physical health problems. ...Read more

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Itchyness won't stop and I can't sleep, what is going on?

Itchyness won't stop and I can't sleep, what is going on?

It the itching has: Become a pattern then recommend medical evaluation. Identification of the cause will allow for correction of problem. ...Read more

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Why do I drool in my sleep?

Why do I drool in my sleep?

Relaxation & gravity: When you sleep, your muscles relax, including the ones around your mouth, causing your mouth to fall open, and causing saliva to run out of the side of your mouth if you're laying on your side. It's also more likely to happen if you're a natural mouth-breather, have allergies, or sinus problems. Sleep apnea can play a part if present as well ...Read more

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Why people drool during sleep?

Oromotor dysfunction: Drooling is usually caused by lack of oral control to hold oral secretions in the mouth, commonly seen in people with hypotonia, lack of muscle control. It can occur during sleep due to relaxation of oral muscles and saliva drools out of the mouth. ...Read more

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How do I stop sleep deprivation?

How do I stop sleep deprivation?

A /W Dr. Zimmerman: Sleep Hygiene is Key. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender ...Read more

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Why can't my fiance stop sleeping?

Why can't my fiance stop sleeping?

This warrants: Medical evaluation. There are physical and emotional causes for hypersomnia. There are a variety of different causes. ...Read more

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How to stop crying yourself to sleep?

How to stop crying yourself to sleep?

Sleep: If you are crying when going to sleep it is possible that you have depression. This can be a serious medical illness and you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes drool when I sleep???

Drooling in sleep: Snoring or mouth-breathing from nasal congestion can lead to drooling. Do you suffer from allergies at night? Is sleep apnea a possibility? ...Read more

Dr. Stacey Ishman
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Drooling (Definition)

Drooling = saliva involuntarily ...Read more