What Is Dry Mouth?
Dry mouth is a condition in which the salivary glands do not produce enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. Saliva is essential for
digestion, to prevent infection in the mouth, prevent gum disease and to prevent tooth decay. Saliva actually helps to neutralize both
bacteria and fungi in the mouth, making it essential for good oral health.
What is dry mouth at night while sleeping?
Dry mouth is a common condition that frequently occurs at night. It is caused when the salivary glands do not produce enough moisture
to keep the mouth wet. Saliva helps the mouth to naturally combat the acids and bacteria that cause tooth decay, gum disease, and bad
breath. An absence of saliva during the night is not only uncomfortable, but it can also disturb sleep and negatively affect oral health.
Dry mouth at night can be very common, especially in people over the age of 65. This is because, as we get older, saliva production
ramps down by as much as 40 percent. Many medications can also cause dry mouth or make the problem worse. In fact, it’s estimated
that as many as 60 percent of regularly prescribed medications can have a dry-mouth side effect.
Typical symptoms of dry mouth at night include:
Frequently waking up in the middle of night to have to drink water.
Waking up in the morning with a dry mouth.
Dry lips and throat in the morning.
Thick, stringy or foamy saliva in the morning.
A constant sore throat.
Burning or cracked tongue.
Halitosis, or bad breath.
Causes of Dry Mouth at Night
Mouth-breathing is the primary culprit of producing a dry mouth at night. Breathing through your mouth is commonly triggered by the following:
- Use of bite splint, dental retainers, or other orthodontic appliances.
Wearing a CPAP mask as part of treatment for sleep apnea.
Snoring due to an allergy or cold can cause tissue in the nose to swell, so you’re more likely to breathe through your mouth at night.
Breathing difficulties – blocked nasal passage due to chronic sinusitis, maxillary antrolith, or a deviated nasal septum.
Additionally, all of these concerns can be exacerbated by a dry atmosphere induced by central heating or air conditioning. Whatever the cause,
there are a number of simple home remedies that can help people who suffer from dry mouth at night to alleviate the symptoms.
Here at Cory's SEOM, we have created a spray that helps to produce saliva and prevent dry mouth. This comes in a spray bottle. When shipped
to you, the essential oils will come in a 3ml bottle and the spray bottle will be empty. You just add the 3ml bottle of the essential oils to
the spray bottle and then add the 3ml bottle of essential oils. When you need to purchase again, you just purchase the 3ml refill bottle and
mix it, along with water, into your current spray bottle.
The bottle is small enough that you can carry it around with you, in your purse or pocket, and apply the oil mix whenever it is needed through the day.
We cannot make any claim that you will have the same results as those people we tested, but if you have "Dry Mouth" this mix may be the natural
answer you are looking for.
This comes in a 1/3 oz - 10 ml roller bottle so you can apply it directly without having to put it on your hand first.
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The 1oz Dry Mouth Spray bottle.
The 10ml Dry Mouth Spray bottle.