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How come I drip saliva during sleep?

How come I drip saliva during sleep?

Are you a: Mouth or nose breather at night? Some people breath through their mouth and some breath through their nose when sleeping. If your mouth was open, saliva may drip out. Are you taking any evening medications that increase saliva production? ...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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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

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

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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.

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

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Why am I bleeding from mouth during sleep?

Why am I bleeding from mouth during sleep?

Evaluate: In the morning, look inside your mouth to see if you have bitten your cheek, lip or tongue. Also, you may possibly have gum disease and have bleeding gums. If you haven't seen your dentist recently, make an appointment for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop mouth breathing during sleep?

See your doctor: You may want to be evaluated by an ent, dentist or oral surgeon to determine why you are a mouth breather. Do you have any nasal obstruction? Is your tongue really enlarged? Do you have sleep apnea? ...Read more

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My brother have problem of dry mouth and bitterness during sleep at night, because that he got broken his sleep at night?

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

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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?

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?

Mouth breathing: If you breathe through your mouth while you sleep your mouth will get dry. Sometimes thus is just habit, but can also be caused by nasal congestion from allergies or colds. ...Read more

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Is it possible to wear a mouth guard when your teeth are clenched during sleep?

Is it possible to wear a mouth guard when your teeth are clenched during sleep?

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

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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?

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

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Hi I have a four year old son he breathes with his mouth open at night during sleep and snores a lot some nights?

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

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I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?

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

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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

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

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My 9months old daughter always keep her mouth open. Even sometimes during sleep also. Dr has adviced to test for tsh. What you recommend?

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

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Saliva out of mouth while sleeping. Please tell me the treatment. I do regular brush and visit dentist also.?

Saliva out of mouth while sleeping. Please tell me the treatment. I do regular brush and visit dentist also.?

Normal: This is totally normal and you should not worry about this. Many people salivate while sleeping. One possible solution is to ensure you are breathing properly through your nose. Mouth breathing may exacerbate salivation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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While sleeping I wake to chocking, gasping for air from breathing in saliva. Happens often! What should I do?

While sleeping I wake to chocking, gasping for air from breathing in saliva. Happens often! What should I do?

Sleep Clinic: You urgently need to see a sleep specialist and be observed sleeping in a sleep clinic. Please contact your local hospital to get in to be seen urgently. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It could be: Quite a few things which would depend upon much more detail, and an exam. The actual details of the vomit are not as important as the fact that it is occurring. If this keeps up I would recommend a trip to your doctor, or a competent urgent care center, or ed. ...Read more

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What suggestions can you give to keep mouth closed while sleeping?

What suggestions can you give to keep mouth closed while sleeping?

Might be positional: Sleeping on your back can maintain open mouth, but on your side or stomach less gravity effect (and perhaps less snoring!) there are dental splints which might make a huge impact, and some dentists speicialize in area. ...Read more

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Is it normal to breathe from the mouth while sleeping?

Is it normal to breathe from the mouth while sleeping?

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

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My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

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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What would cause you to bleed from your mouth while sleeping?

What would cause you to bleed from your mouth while sleeping?

Rightdx. Com see ENT: Bleeding diathesis
carcinoma, squamous cell of head and neck - bleeding from the mouth
crown placement
dental caries
dental cleaning
dentures
hantavirosis - bleeding from the mouth
hemophilia
idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
leukemia
pancytopenia
periodontal disease
plaque
post tonsillectomy bleeding
root canal
stomatitis
thrombocytopenia
tonsillar abscess
tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I avoid breathing through mouth while sleeping?

Can you tell me how could I avoid breathing through mouth while sleeping?

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

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Can you tell me how I could avoid breathing through mouth while sleeping?

Can you tell me how I could avoid breathing through mouth while sleeping?

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

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My mouth is very dry while sleeping. Is there anything I can do to keep it hydrated?

My mouth is very dry while sleeping. Is there anything I can do to keep it hydrated?

Mouth Breather?: 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

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My question is what causes dry mouth while sleeping?

My question is what causes dry mouth while sleeping?

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

Saliva (Definition)

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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Sleep (Definition)

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