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How do I get rid of dry mouth at night?

I am a 22 year old female and I have dry mouth. How do I get rid of dry mouth at night?

4 Answers

First and easiest is to limit salt intake.
Make sure you are not snoring.
The dry mouth condition can be lessened by limiting your usage of caffeine and caffeine products and more hydration .

This is a very good question but not one easy to remedy. First, you want to discover what is causing your dry mouth at night. Dry mouth is most often caused by a medication a person is taking. There are hundreds of medications that cause dry mouth. However, dry mouth will also occur from breathing through your mouth while you sleep. This can happen from a couple of reasons as well. If your nose gets stuffy while you sleep during cold season, it is a natural unconscious reaction to slightly open your mouth and start breathing that way. This will make you wake up with dry mouth. First, it is important to identify why you are getting the dry mouth at night, then you can take steps to fix it.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD