I've been waking up with a REALLY dry throat in the mornings ...

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  1. purbeast0

    purbeast0 Lifer

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    I'll first say that yah I'm expecting some typical perverted respones by the ATOT community so please do not let me down :)

    But on a serious note ... I've been waking up in the mornings with a pretty dry throat to the point that when I swallow it actually kind of hurts. It's been going on for about 2-3 weeks now. I have always slept with a fan in my room on so I don't think that is exactly it. I have been drinking a lot of water before I go to sleep though, and I started drinking a lot more water in the past 3 weeks than before (I dropped out sodas from my diet).

    Also when I wake up and brush my teeth, I notice I have some brown mucus in my spit when I'm spitting into the sink. I am wondering if these 2 things are related.

    So does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?
     
  2. moshquerade

    moshquerade No Lifer

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    do you brush *before* you go to bed?

    most likely you are sleeping with your mouth open because you are congested and have post nasal drip. couple that with the fan blowing in your face(?) and your throat will be dry. a dry throat is more likely to get infected.
     
  3. preslove

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    allergies?
     
  4. purbeast0

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    I brush before bed like half the time, not always.

    And I am sure I sleep with my mouth open, but I always have. I have bad allergies and asthma and my nose is stuffed up often.

    Hmm yah I wonder if stuff is dripping overnight while I sleep into the back of my throat.

    I typically do not sleep with the fan blowing on me. If it's blowing on me, it's usually blowing around my feet or so because when it blows in my face, I wake up with sore throats and stuff. I blow it into the closet usually.
     
  5. Tiamat

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    if you breathe through your mouth when you sleep, your throat and mouth will be all dried out by morning. I usually breathe through my mouth if my nose is all conjested. If the room's humidity is too low, or the temperature is high, the water content in your mouth will be liberated into the air leaving your mouth dry.
     
  6. purbeast0

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    Thing is ... I've always slept breathing through my mouth. That's what is so weird that now all of a sudden it's like REALLY dry. It's definitely dryer than usual now.
     
  7. Tiamat

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    Yeah, its because the room conditions aren't always the same. The vapor pressure of water is a strong function of temperature. The amount of water naturally in the air affects the diffusion of the water from your mouth to the atmosphere. If the humidity is low, the water from your mouth will diffuse into the air. If the temperature is higher, the vapor pressure will increase, thus liberating the water from the liquid to the vapor phase. :)

    In simpler terms, "get a humidifier" :)
     
  8. sixone

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    Get a humidifier.
     
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    there's a lot of pollen in the air, at least here in Fl... that could have something to do with it...
     
  10. purbeast0

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    Aaah okay that makes sense. Hmm maybe Ill look into getting a humidifier as sixone suggested.

    The temperature outside has been going from hot/cold and back and forth so I have been making changes to the temperature in my room. So that would kind of make sense why it could be happening now.
     
  11. Spineshank

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    Ive been having it too lately. But havent in the past week or so.
     
  12. spacejamz

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    you can also get a hygrometer which measures the humidity in your room...you can get a new analog one for about $5 plus shipping or a digital one for $15 plus shipping on amazon...

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  13. blackdogdeek

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    i'm also going to guess it's allergies and the dry mouth and brown mucus are related.
     
  14. K1052

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    I vaguely recall a thread about furniture you posted, so I assume you have moved recently.

    The ambient humidity from building to building varies a lot. When I moved into my last place I experienced similar dryness in the mornings and came to figure out the hvac and construction conspired to make the place really dry. A humidifier set on low in the bedroom solved the problem.
     
  15. purbeast0

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    Yah I did just move about 2 months ago. At first I didn't have these problems but now it seems to be bothering me. I think I'm definitely going to get a humidifier to run at nights now.
     
  16. Amused

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    Always brush before bed. Trust me, it makes a world of difference in the health of your teeth and gums over time. ESPECIALLY if you're a mouth breather when you sleep.

    Buy a humidifier. Make sure to add anti-mold/fungal/bacterial stuff to the water. I personally prefer humidifiers that use evaporative rather than ultrasonic means to humidify the air.
     
  17. thomsbrain

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    oh god, humidifiers make me shiver in moldy fright.

    <-- lives next to ocean. the humidity is a sticky 73% in my bedroom right now. i already have to bleach my walls twice a year to kill the mold.
     
  18. moshquerade

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    healthy mouth = healthy body :thumbsup:

    (brush and floss)
     
  19. MX2

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    A humidifier will solve your problem most likely. Bacteria/mold will not be an issue with it as long as you keep it cleaned daily.
     
  20. pontifex

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    my whole mouth is dry in the mornings
     
  21. LordMaul

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    *obligatory perverted response*

     
  22. pontifex

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    what would be a perverted response for a dry throat? i can think of some for sore or wet throat, but not dry.
     
  23. imported_Imp

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    Sure you aren't sick? Happened to me for about a couple weeks, mother effing cold, actually hurt like hell to breath at night. Woke up a bunch of times to it...
     
  24. Oil

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    Its most likely allergies. In the spring (right now actually) my throat is dry in the morning because of pollen