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What does it mean to wake up with an extremely dry throat on a regular basis?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Mouth breathing

Mouth breathing is the more likely cause of a dry throat.
This could be related to nasal congestion or other issues. Sleep apnea also comes to mind. Using oxygen or a CPAP machine can cause a dry throat.

In brief: Mouth breathing

Mouth breathing is the more likely cause of a dry throat.
This could be related to nasal congestion or other issues. Sleep apnea also comes to mind. Using oxygen or a CPAP machine can cause a dry throat.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Dry throat on waking

You're probably mouth breathing while you sleep; so your throat dries out.
If it were a salivary gland problem, the dryness would occur all the time. Try sleeping on your side. If you're tired even after a night's sleep, see your doc for possible sleep apnea work-up.

In brief: Dry throat on waking

You're probably mouth breathing while you sleep; so your throat dries out.
If it were a salivary gland problem, the dryness would occur all the time. Try sleeping on your side. If you're tired even after a night's sleep, see your doc for possible sleep apnea work-up.
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