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Do You Tend to Wake Up with a Dry Mouth?

Waking up with a dry mouth in the morning is uncomfortable, annoying, and in some cases, detrimental to your health. And for all those reasons, it’s critical that you take action if this is an ongoing problem.

There are many potential causes of a dry mouth in the morning, including but not limited to:

•    Medication

•    Breathing out of your mouth while you sleep

•    Diabetes

•    Tobacco and alcohol use

•    The foods that you eat before you go to bed

Should you suspect one or more of these issues, look into ways to eliminate it from your life. For example, if a prescription medication is causing your dry mouth, ask your doctor if there’s an alternative with fewer side effects.

Here are some of the best home-based treatments for this condition:

•    Drink more water before going to bed

•    Avoid salty and spicy foods

•    Avoid caffeine and alcohol

•    Use a cold air humidifier where you sleep

By doing one or more of these things, you may be able to eliminate waking up with a dry mouth. And when you do that, you’ll feel more refreshed and ready to take on your day.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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