Published on: 26 Sep 2021
- Persistent dry mouth that causes you to wake up 3-4 times in the night
- Problems speaking or trouble tasting, chewing, and swallowing
- Dental cavities and bad breath that can’t be explained by lack of poor oral hygiene
- Excessively sticky and dry feeling in the mouth with a dry, red tongue
- Dry sores cracked lips or split skin in the corners of the mouth
- Hoarseness, dry nasal passages, sore throat, and problems speaking without getting a drink of water
- If you live in an ultra-dry climate or use heating or air-conditioning all night long, consider using a humidifier.
- Avoid alcohol, coffee, dairy products, and other foods that make saliva thicker. Especially avoid them at night.
- Aloe-vera, ginger, fennel seeds, cardamom, grapeseed oil, and lemon are all easily available for saliva stimulants
- Make it a habit to drink a cup of herbal tea before going to bed. It will help stimulate the salivary glands.
- Consider using sugar-free candies, sugar-free gums, or another over-the-counter artificial saliva substitute.
- Drink plenty of water, brush with fluoride toothpaste, use a fluoride rinse, and visit your dentist regularly.
- Consider using oral care products specifically made for a dry mouth at night.