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Wake Up Sometimes Drooling Why Is That Embarassed
Deep sleep: Enjoy the wonderful deep sleep of the young. Your mouth pops open as you fully relax and allows your saliva to come out. You don't swallow your own saliva unless it builds up enough to trigger the reflex. Try changing your position to your side instead of tummy sleeping to keep more saliva inside your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Clozapine, drooling. I wake up drowning in my own saliva. This can't go on. Please suggest anything OTC that can help with drooling.
Drooling: Side effects can be medically managed. Talk to your doctor about medications to combat the side effects. ...Read more
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
Hypersalivation: Causes of saliva overproduction include pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, oral ulcers, and oral infections. Medications that can cause saliva overproduction include clozapine, pilocarpine, ketamine, and potassium chlorate. Toxins can also cause hypersalivation. These include mercury, copper, organophosphates, and arsenic. ...Read more
Bibs and wipedowns: I consider drooling as a marker for the level of social conscience of an infant. What a wonderful freedom not to worry about your appearance.Yes it increases with teething or mouth or gum irritation, but really reflects a disintrest in swallowing the extra volume. As the child develops social awareness they will stop.Your repeated wipedowns will help them learn what you expect from them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Some medications cause drooling. The easiest solution is: sugar-free gum or candy. This doesn't fix the problem but encourages you to swallow often, so drooling is less of a problem. Another solution some doctors use is atrovent nasal spray, sprayed under the tongue. Anticholinergic medications are sometimes helpful too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: Causes of drooling vary with age. I'm not qualified to discuss childhood causes, but in adults a variety of neurologic and even psychiatric disorders can have inability to control one's saliva. Some medications are associated with this. If persistent, i recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more
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