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I wake up in the morning around 5:30 with a dry throat. I take a dry mouth lozenge and drink lots of water but I can’t go back to sleep. Any suggestions?
You can use Xylimelts, recommended by my sleep doc.Missed one night – in 2 years – and had a dry throat that night.
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Thank you. I'll try it.
I use Biotene Dry Mouth Moisturizing Spray and it really works for me. I have Sjogren's disease and my mouth is so dry at times that I have awakened to my tongue stuck to the roof of my mouth. I spray and it gets better. I also spray before I swallow pills. It's over the counter. My dentist has told me to use Biotene tooth paste because it doesn't have the "drying " ingredient that other toothpastes have. I hope this helps.
@nazleer You wake up in the middle of the night with a dry throat and then you cannot go back to sleep. You are looking to connect with members like @tim1028 @jal333 @johnbishop @lolaemma that have discussed a similar topic and receive suggestions.
You will notice I added this discussion to the Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) group. I did this so you could expand your reach with members and hopefully have a better chance of having your question answered.
Below I have linked another discussion related to sleep issues. You may want to scroll through the posts and read previous suggestions/information.
– Please help with sleep problems https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/0616/
May I ask if you have any diagnosed sleep issues like sleep apnea or other medical issues? Have you had a recent sleep study?
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@nazleer I like others have mentioned use Biotene mouth wash before going to bed and it does seem to help me with my mouth breathing and using a CPAP when sleeping.
Thank you for your reply. I have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I take a number of medications for my diabetes.
I posted a reply to you in the wrong place. I'll try again. I have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I take a number of medications for my diabetes.
Thank you. I have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I take medications for diabetes.
Hi @nazleer, would you like me to remove your posts from this discussion?
What is a CPAP?
@nazleer – Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy: https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-cpap-3015254
Curious what "drying" ingredient(s) in toothpaste your dentist was referring to?
I wouldn't say that I wake up with an overly dry mouth — what one would expect from not drinking any liquid for 8+ hrs.
I'm sorry but I can't remember what the drying ingredients in some tooth pastes that my dentist told me to avoid. I just took his advice and started using Biotene products. You could ask your dentist. Good luck.
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