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How To Stop Drooling In Sleep
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having been feeling so sleepy even though i get 7-8 hours of sleep. Also have found that I have been drooling a lot as well. Why?
As above : U need to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
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
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