06 Aug Understanding and Limiting Drooling During Sleep
Everyone drools from time to time. It’s a natural reflex that helps keep our mouths moist and our airways clear while we sleep.
But many people who drool during their sleep are embarrassed by the experience because they worry it means something is seriously wrong with them. At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re here to help by providing quality mattress and adjustable bed frame options, allowing for better sleep positioning that solves drool issues in most cases. This article will explore the causes of excessive drooling in your sleep, and offer tips for how to reduce or eliminate this problem altogether.
What is Drooling During Sleep?
Drooling is a normal occurrence and can happen for many different reasons such as having a stuffy nose, mouth breathing or when sleeping on one’s back. Although it may seem embarrassing to drool in your sleep, there are many common causes of this and it doesn’t necessarily mean that there is something wrong with you!
What is the Normal Amount of Drool for an Adult?
For adults, drooling is perfectly normal and can happen when you are sleeping, awake or even due to a medical condition. The amount of saliva that comes out will vary depending on the position of your mouth and nose as well as how much air enters through your nose while you sleep – which often depends, in large part, on your sleep position.
What are the Causes of Drooling During Sleep?
There are many potential causes of drooling during sleep. Some common causes include a mouth breathing, having a stuffy nose, or sleeping on one’s back. Other reasons for drooling may be due to a medical condition; when drool is seen in very large quantities, it can be the result of an issue with the mouth or throat, such as Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease, and may require treatment.
In other cases, drool is due to nighttime indigestion or medications you take, including those that help with sleep. Some of these knock you out quite heavily, and drool becomes more likely.
Tips for Curing or Reducing Drooling in Your Sleep
One of the most common reasons for drooling is due to mouth breathing while asleep. Mouth breathing is where air only enters in an out of your lungs through your mouth rather than travelling in through the nose and out of the nose or mouth. This causes more saliva to be created in the mouth, so it will make you drool more when you sleep.
If you want to reduce the amount of drool that comes out during your sleep, then consider using an adjustable bed base. This can help to position your head in a way that reduces mouth breathing while sleeping. If drooling is not caused by a medical condition, then this may help reduce or even eliminate it altogether!
For more on limiting drool during sleep, or to learn about any of our mattresses or other sleep accessories, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.