I have it every night really bad. I wake up when it starts to clog my throat like cotton. It is usually drug related. (mine is for sure) I also have a disease called Sjogrens. It dries everything out so I have to use all types of lubricates these days. I hate it. I have learned to keep water by my bed and drink after I go to the bathroom and clean the gunk out. I also use some ricola cough drops. They come in many flavores and are not really medicated. I think this will help you some. Good Luck and God Bless.