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Drooling During Sleep


Drooling during sleep may occur for a variety of reasons such as posture and illness.  Most of which can be controlled with minor treatment.  While sleeping you salivate.  Though the amount is less than how you salivate during the day, you also do not swallow as much.  The frequency slows during the night.  You are more apt to drool if you breathe through your mouth while asleep.  This will also increase the likelihood of snoring and the sleep of others could also be disturbed.  It does not become a severe problem unless it is excessive.  Drooling can be bothersome, disturbing your rest during the night.  Sleeping on a wet pillowcase can be irritating.

While there is no cure, there are drugs available to help reduce the way you salivate.  Cures for ailments that may contribute are also available.  Drool can be uncomfortable and sleeping during rest periods disturbed.  If asleep and you feel moisture on your pillowcase, often changing it will help and allow you to rest more comfortably. When asleep after getting drunk, there is a much greater risk for drooling.  If you drool during sleep there is no need to worry.  This disorder is only inconvenient and does not pose more serious problems.

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