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Saliva Coming Out Of Mouth During Sleep
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
Do we secrete saliva while sleeping? I noticed I'm not. I'm having dry mouth during nights. If I wake up I'm getting back the secretion. Is that normal
Yes: The biological significance of decreased saliva during sleep is unknown and it is unclear how the oral cavity compensates for this period of relative dryness. The amount of saliva produced is greatest during the waking hours of the day and diminishes dramatically during sleep and may represent another process in the human body that displays a circadian rhythmicity. ...Read more
Choke on saliva only during sleep. I have chronic sinusitis and post nasal drip. I don't have breath or swallow problems and no known health issues.
No. 1 issue- mouth: Breather! Anyone who has chronic sinusitis have a big issue in that they normally can't breeze through their nose easily, so they compensate by breathing through their mouth. So that is a health condition worth noting. If you're choking on your saliva, and have postnasal drip issues at night, you need to make sure during the day that you're well hydrated, and also must change your diet to reduce the amount of phlegm producing food products consumed: cheese, processed foods, milk products. ...Read more
My brother have problem of dry mouth and bitterness during sleep at night, because that he got broken his sleep at night?
Dry mouth can be: The result of many causes - due to medical condition, medications etc. Best to be evaluated by a physician. In the meanwhile there are over the counter products like biotene than can offer some relief. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I am 54 yr old not diabetic or hypertensive complaint of drying mouth during sleep that wake me what is the cause and how to treat?
The best time to....: If you are referring to a mouth guard used for protection when playing sports, it is possible. Your best option is to wear a night guard made to fit your mouth. It would protect your teeth from the forces exerted on your teeth during grinding. One can do extensive damage to the teeth from the pressure placed on them by grinding. ...Read more
My teeth on the left side of my mouth are hurting. I noticed lately that I am grinding and clenching my teeth during sleep. Mouth guard not helping?
Tooth pain: It is time to see your dentist. Is your mouth guard custom made for you or just off the shelf? Your dentist can assess and get a better idea of what is going on and how to address it. Take care. ...Read more
Hi I have a four year old son he breathes with his mouth open at night during sleep and snores a lot some nights?
Time for an eval: The snoring is likely to get worse with time as the tonsils tend to grow faster than the kid at that age. If he hasn't already he can develop a sleep disturbance, sleep apnea, with prolonged spacing between breaths (>20sec) that are a problem. If you can record his snoring & take it to your pcp they will likely send you to an ENT or for a sleep study. A t&a is often curative. ...Read more
I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?
Mouth guard?: Do you mean a custom made occlusal orthotic, commonly called a night guard, or an over-the-counter drug store item, or a sports mouth guard. Your grinding, clenching, tongue biting may be due to an airway problem or a malocclusion. Please see an Orthodontist to evaluate your occlusion AND your general dentist who may refer you onward. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read more
If the dentist grinded some teeth to make front teeth look better, couldi have grinded them more during sleep? Is the mouth trying to fix itself
Maybe: Grinding teeth appears to be a neurological disorder that no one understands why it happens. It is more commonly seen when people are under stress or have obstructive sleep apnea. But there are many who grind their teeth without either of these conditions. A night guard may be a good idea to prevention of further wear of the teeth. ...Read more
My 9months old daughter always keep her mouth open. Even sometimes during sleep also. Dr has adviced to test for tsh. What you recommend?
ENT or Peds evaluate: Does your baby have an enlarged tongue, a small jaw, large tonsils or adenoids, nasal blockage (choanal atresia, chronic congestion)? I can't give you specific guidelines without examining your child. The tests we order are based upon the examination, which helps us to develop a differential diagnosis-which is an educated guess, so to speak, of what might have caused the symptom. ...Read more
My little nephew of 8years, sometimes during his sleep salaiva foam comes out of his mouth n he tries to bit his tough. What causes it and to treat it?
Saliva out of mouth while sleeping. Please tell me the treatment. I do regular brush and visit dentist also.?
What is the ideal spacing between doses of clozapine? I'd like to take just one in the morning so I don't choke in saliva while sleeping.
Clozapin: Usually twice day. You might want to talk to your doctor about adding something at nite to lessen the side effect. ...Read more
For the past few weeks I occasionally drool brownish yellow saliva while sleeping. Is it something serious? Otherwise I'm a healthy 19 year old male.
You may have:
BLEEDING GUMS (Periodontal problems)
Just a thought!
Hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
My 1mth old baby gasps for air while sleeping, and I notice that she also takes big gulps of saliva when asleep and awake sometimes. Shud I b worried?
Can call Dr's office: Unusual breathing movements in a 1-month old may be a problem, but it is hard to tell without examining the baby and seeing the movements. The best way to do this is to make videos of the baby's movements and show the pediatrician so he or she can decide whether the baby's movements are normal for his age. The baby may be refluxing milk and then has to swallow again, so interferes with breathing. ...Read more
While sleeping I wake to chocking, gasping for air from breathing in saliva. Happens often! What should I do?
Is brownish yellow drool caused by acid reflux while sleeping? Stains on mattress but nothing on my pillow. Normal saliva when I spit in the morning.
Well: Probably is or could be a sinus infection. Recommend Healthtap consult or primary care physician consult for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I have a ear pain for two weeks. I think it's due to getting my saliva inside my ear while sleeping. Is it possible that one's saliva can get insi ear?
Saliva in ear: I'm sure it's possible but unlikely bin sure the pain is due to something else ...Read more
Felt sick while sleeping, woke up, throw up nothing but air, after puking I spit small amounts of blood with saliva from throat? What could it be?
Get checked: Get checked. Typically if there some sort of blockage it will cause a person to become a mouth breather. Rule out respiratory and sinus issues that might be causing the problem ...Read more
Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read more
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See below: A deviated septum, allergic rhinitis, sleep apnea, among other conditions may cause you to prefer to mouth breathe. It is recommended that you consult an ENT and/or a sleep medicine specialist, so they can properly evaluate you. Based on what the underlying cause is, a treatment plan can be made. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Check nose: Mouth breathing during sleep can sometimes be caused by a blockage or congestion in the nose. Nasal saline solutions to irrigate the nose may help. Nasal sprays may also help. Discuss this with your doctor and or an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist. PS-If you also snore and feel tired during the day, you might want to consider a sleep study. ...Read more
Often adding humidity to your bedroom can help reduce some dryness if you are a mouth breather when you sleep.
Also, consider biotene products which help add and hold moisture in your mouth.
Drinking enough water during the day is important and reduction of caffeine intake can help too. ...Read more
Mouth breather: Usually waking with a dry mouth is caused from breathing through the mouth or sleeping with your mouth open. However, some medications can cause dry mouth, if you don't think you are a mouth breather. Is there a medication you take at night before bed? If so, talk with your pharmacist about whether dry mouth is a side affect. ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
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