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Why Do People Drool In Their Sleep
Depends.: It depends on the type of noise. It could be normal dreams, sinus problem or people with obstructive sleep apnea will make noises, gasping for air as they have a very difficult time breathing or inhaling enough throughout the night. This is a serious medical condition that should be determined and addressed appropriately as this places extreme stress on the body. See a physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Salivation: Saliva is good thing for lots of reasons. Not having enough saliva can be a problem. There are many things that could cause excess salivation. I would suggest seeing a dentist first to determine first, if you truly have excess salivary production, whether it's normal but you are just focusing in on the possibility, and if truly excessive, what might be the possible causes (dental or medical). ...Read more
Bacteria: Bacteria produce acids that make holes in teeth. By the time you can see damage by looking in a mirror, the problem has been there for a long time and getting more complex to treat. I know that there are many fine general dentists in the chalfont, pa area. Please call one for an examination if you are concerned about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stress relief: Grinding your teeth at night is probably a stress relieving function of the body. Such grinding comes from signals in your brain, causing the chewing muscles to activate. It may also occur in response to a "high spot" in your bite. Such an area can stimulate the muscles to chew on this area. If you are grinding your teeth at night, see a TMJ specialist to get the proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep phase.: Depends on what sleep phase they're in. Those in deep sleep will not move because all of the muscles go limp and the brain is relatively inactive. Those who are moving around are in a lighter phase of sleep. Some people, such as those with sleep apnea, may spend all night in a superficial phase of sleep. ...Read more
Many causes: Some people naturally sleep with their eyelids open 1-2 millimeters. Sometimes there is an underlying condition that contributes to poor eyelid closure such as graves' disease or bell's palsy. Sleeping with the eyelids open can lead to dryness of the corneas (exposure keratopathy). An eye exam is important to assess the health of the cornea and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
No: I'm a psychiatrist. I, like my colleagues, don't want to lock people up in hospitals... Communities pay for the staff and build hospitals to maintain mental health in their communities. The communities, don't want the behaviors outside of a locked unit. Frankly, i don't think patients in the locked units want their behaviors either and feel happier leaving it all behind before being discharge. ...Read more
Bruxism: Grinding your teeth is a mechanism to react to stress in your life. There is family history of grinding (genetic codes) as well as environmental factors that contribute. All you can do is have a bite coverage appliance made to stop further damage to your teeth. Even a complete lifestyle change to remove stresses from your life may not stop the grinding habit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genetic factors,: And personal experiences may lead to this, besides certain personality disorders. I m not sure if you ask this because you have or not so much. In any case, for a more specific answer, you can rephrase your question. ...Read more
Adenoidectomy : Adenoidectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the us, and almost all cases occur in children. There are 3 major reasons to have the adenoids shrunk or removed: 1) chronic nasal obstruction and runny nose, 2) obstructive sleep apnea, 3) chronic middle ear issues also requiring repeated ear tube placement. It is a safe procedure with very little recovery afterwards. ...Read more
Several issues: Third shift workers are often asleep during normal business hours when dental offices are typically open, limiting their access to dental care in many areas. Also, since many people get their caffeine through soda pop which is often loaded with sugar, third shift workers may have unique dietary issues as well as they switch to and from nocturnal living. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How come kids don't snore but adults do? What changes happen to make us snore and why are some people louder than others?
Kids do snore too: But reasons for snoring in kids are bit different, although overweight/obesity with more fat deposition in the neck area is the main reason adults snore, in kids this is less common than enlarged adenoids that can block the airways partially and cause snoring. Either way, weight reduction if overweight/obese at any age is needed to control snoring together with treating the enlarged adenoids ...Read more
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