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Why Do People Drool In Their 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?
Sleeping habits: A lot of times this can be due to blocked sinuses (ie, you can't breathe through your nose because they're blocked so you breathe through your mouth). Try a decongestant or intranasal spray (eg, Nasocort) to see if that helps. Good luck! ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 your 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
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
My 16month old has 101.3 fever and he is drooling a lot he doesn't want to eat normally, fuzzy, crying, can't sleep right and it hurts him to swallow
Fever: You need to take him to his pediatrician. But at the mean time try to control the fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, lukewarm bath & keep him hydrated with small frequent sips of fluid, this could be a throat infection, viral illness or teething. His doctor will decide if he needs antibiotics or not, I hope he gets better soon. Good luck ...Read more
Hi, I need some advice for my partner. He's been sleeping for a few hours and has been drooling blood. Not bright red but a pale color and it's not the first time this has happened. I need to know if I should take him to the ER or not. Please advise. A
What is pre teething? Can teething symptoms appear in a 10 week old? We have chewing, drooling, rubbing her face in her sleep, not sleeping well, etc. With no fever.
Of course: Your teeth just don't pop out of you gums like pop tarts out of the toaster. They have to cut their way through virgin gums that have never been cut through before. Your adult teeth don't do this because a path is already there. However, when baby's first teeth are coming in, there are weeks if not months of cutting through those gums, which includes the drooling, fussy etc etc. ...Read more
My 4 year old weird breathing during sleep, snoring, and drooling with a foam-like salava. For past two days was a little fatigue looking and a little pale, kinda like tired...., really worry.?
Warrants a visit: To the pediatrician, can still be a viral upper respiratory problem with blocked nasal passages, but you need to get it sorted out, goo luck ...Read more
When do preemies get their first tooth? I have a 28-weeker who is now 5.5 months (2.5 months adjusted) and she seems to be showing signs of teething (drooling, irritability, chewing/sucking on everything in reach, and not sleeping as much).
Perfectly normal: Some babies are born with at least 1 erupted tooth. Some don't get a tooth until 18 months. 6 months is a little early but well within normal limits. As soon as 1st tooth erupts, but no later than 1st b'day, take baby to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist (for all the same reasons you see a Pediatrician for medical care) for exam, developmental analysis, oral hygiene instruction, etc. ...Read more
What could be causing my 4 month old's hoarse voice? My 4 month old has a very hoarse voice. She has no fever, no cold symptoms and is eating and sleeping normally. Her only apparent symptom is the hoarse voice. She is also drooling buckets, but has been
Pain on left side of head when bending, changing sleep positions, touchingthat spot. Lately weird drooling feeling on left eye and some pain on left leg
Head and other pain: You need to go see a doctor to evaluate these symptoms. ...Read more
The: The most common reason folks (especially around your child's age) drool in their sleep is because they are mouth-breathing. There are many reasons why she/he may not be able to breathe through her/his nose such as allergies, colds, sinus infections, enlarged adenoids and/or enlarged tonsils. Certain medications can also cause increased drooling at night. You should make an appointment with her/his doctor to discuss this problem and have her/his examined. Once the underlying problem is taken care of, usually the excessive drooling improves. Good luck! ...Read more
My son had a tonsillectomy 4 days ago he says it feels like there's something stuck in his throat and I've noticed tonight that he is drooling asleep?
Relaxation & gravity: When you sleep, your muscles relax, including the ones around your mouth, causing your mouth to fall open, and causing saliva to run out of the side of your mouth if you're laying on your side. It's also more likely to happen if you're a natural mouth-breather, have allergies, or sinus problems. Sleep apnea can play a part if present as well ...Read more
Breathe through nose: Try breathing through your nose. Many people drool when they sleep because they're breathing through their mouths. If your nose gets stuffy, perhaps you are suffering from air-borne allergies or food sensitivities, causing a mild inflammatory response and therefore stuffiness. If you can breathe through your nose and keep your mouth closed, your saliva will stay in your mouth--and you won't snore! ...Read more
Why do I drool in my sleep? Is it normal or a heath problem? I don't weigh alot. I'm only 152lbs and I'm 5 8".
Likely normal: Most folks will drool in their sleep from time to time- often occurs because we may not be aware enough to swallow excess saliva. However if drooling a lot and frequently it may be associated with other medical concerns or medications that increase drooling, as well as other concerns such as a blocked airway or sleep apnea which would need to be evaluated. ...Read more
I drool a lot in my sleep and always wake up with a puddle of it next to my face. Is there anything I can do for it?
Nasal Congestion: Yes, fix the deviated septum or other obstructive problem in your nasal passages so that you can begin to breathe normally. ...Read more
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