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What is the cause of dry mouth during sleep, and the method for its treatment is final

Dry mouth during sleep is very troublesome, because it occurs from time to time, but if it occurs regularly it must be treated, and if left untreated it may affect many things such as eating, talking and oral health, as saliva is necessary for health Teeth and gums, as enzymes in saliva help digest food, and if the mouth is dry throughout the night, your oral health may be affected without you knowing it.

.What are the symptoms of dry mouth during the night
Some symptoms appear on those who suffer from dry mouth during the night, and these symptoms include thick saliva, bad breath, changes in taste, problems while wearing dentures, difficulty in chewing or swallowing, sore throat, cracked tongue.

What is the cause of dry mouth during sleep.
Mouth dryness during the night is very common, especially for people over 65 years of age, and this occurs because of age, which results in a decrease in saliva production by 40%, and if you notice that this problem occurs only at night, the reason may be It is a stuffy nose that makes you breathe from the mouth only, and many medications can also cause dry mouth, as reports indicate that "more than 60% of the medications that people take regularly may have an effect on dry mouth", and among these drugs , Blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications.

There may be some other causes of dry mouth during sleep, namely, diabetes, exposure to Sjogren's syndrome, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and nerve damage. If you suffer from dehydration during sleep, it is best to consult a doctor, as the doctor can determine the reason whether it is your lifestyle or one of the medications you are taking, and thus can better determine appropriate treatment methods for your condition.

  1. Home remedies for dry mouth during sleep.
  2. Medical treatments for dry mouth while sleeping.
  3. Tests by the doctor to diagnose dry mouth during sleep.

For treating dry mouth, some household things can be done to help treat dry mouth during sleep. These treatments include keeping a cup of water near the bed and drinking from it if you wake up during the night and your mouth dry, and avoid using mouthwashes that contain alcohol because it may cause Dry mouth.

For oral treatment, you can use a humidifier in your room during the night to maintain moisture in the room, and try to breathe through the nose, not the mouth, and you should not eat too much caffeine, as eating too much caffeine causes dry mouth, try chewing sugar-free gum or sucking Sugar-free dessert, and stop smoking as smoking causes dry mouth.

And you can avoid taking antihistamines or decongestants that do not require a prescription, as these medications may cause dry mouth, and take water at intervals throughout the day and do not eat a lot of salty foods, especially at night.

Medical treatments differ on the reason for dry mouth during the night, so the treatment for dry mouth may differ from person to person. If the dry mouth is caused by some or one of the medicines you are taking, the doctor may replace the drug or change the dose.

It is possible that the dentist prescribes some medications that help to produce more saliva, and in some cases the doctor may prescribe fluoride plates during the night to overcome dehydration and prevent cavities. Some doctors may recommend some other options that are available over the counter.

The doctor may suggest a surgery to modify the nasal septum in case of dry mouth caused by a nasal problem such as a nasal septal sprain that makes you sleep with your mouth open to breathing, and the symptoms of dry mouth related to stuffy nose usually disappear after performing this surgery.

The doctor may perform some tests to ensure that the patient has a dry mouth and from the tests, measurement in Salimeter, which is a simple measure that measures the rate of saliva flow in the patient. Collectors are placed on the saliva channel openings, and saliva production is stimulated by citric acid.

 Saliogram examination, and this procedure is a radiological examination of the salivary glands and ducts. It may be useful in determining whether or not stones are present in the salivary glands.
Many doctors say that often, even though a patient suffers from dry mouth, the oral mucosa is wet. And often the opposite happens, when the oral mucosa is dry while the person does not complain of any symptoms of dry mouth.

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