Why do I wake up with a dry mouth?

Why do I wake up with a dry mouth?

Anyone can be affected by dry mouth. However, waking up with dry mouth is a common symptom of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The exact reason is unknown, but higher blood sugar levels can cause dry mouth. Also, so medications used to treat type 1 or type 2 diabetes are known to cause dry mouth as a side effect.

What to do when dry mouth sets in at night?

If your dryness sets in at night or is worst first thing in the morning, try sleeping with a humidifier. “Some doctors recommend you sleep with a humidifier; it moisturizes the room and can help keep you moisturized,” says Dr. Bhuyan.

Are there any medications that make your mouth dry?

You’re taking certain medications. Dry mouth is also a common side effect of pain medications and muscle relaxers. “People don’t often realize that,” says Bhuyan.” Nonprescription illicit drugs like methamphetamine and other stimulants are known to cause dry mouth as well.

Why does CPAP make your mouth dry after awakening?

You can experience CPAP dry mouth after awakening especially if you use a nasal mask or nasal pillows. This can happen because if you sleep with your mouth open, the air can leak drying your mouth completely. A full face mask can cover the mouth, too, resolving this leaking issue.

This is another reason to quit smoking now. The nicotine in tobacco reduces the flow of saliva, resulting in a dry mouth. You’ve been skipping out on your daily intake of water and could have dry mouth to show for it. The less water you drink, the higher the stakes are for you to wake up with a dry mouth in the morning.

Do you get dry mouth more often as you age?

You may experience dry mouth more frequently as you age. You may be one of the 30 percent of adults 65 and older or the 40 percent of adults 80 and older with this condition. Aging itself may not be the cause of dry mouth. You may experience dry mouth as you age because of medications you take to manage other health conditions.

Why do I have bad breath in the morning?

But it’s extremely common, and most people experience it at some point. Fortunately, it can be treated like all other causes of halitosis (bad breath). There are a number of different causes of morning breath, but the two biggest causes are dry mouth and bad oral hygiene.