There's nothing worse than having a dry mouth when sleeping.
Ok, maybe there are a few things that are worse.
But waking up with a mouth so dry that your lips are stuck to your teeth is no fun.
It feels bad, smells bad, and is bad for your health.
You can't always control what you do while sleeping but you can improve your dry mouth and minimize the effects of mouth breathing.
With more moisture in the air, your mouth won't dry out as much. A humidifier can be added to your furnace adding moisture to the entire house or use a small humidifier for your bedroom.
I know it sounds yucky but it really does work. Vaseline keeps your gums from drying out and your cheeks and lips from sticking to your teeth.
Drink plenty of water during the day and a big glass of water before going to bed. Keep water within your reach incase you wake up feeling parched.
For dry mouth when sleeping, Biotene gel lasts longer and works best. Place a pea-sized amount on your tongue and spread over your gums, tongue and cheeks. It's like a moisturizer for your mouth.
Not only is dry mouth uncomfortable and annoying it is bad for your teeth and gums. Saliva lubricates and protects your gum and cheek tissues and provides cavity protection for your teeth.
Without saliva in your mouth, both teeth and gums are vulnerable to gum disease and cavities.
If you have a dry mouth when sleeping, you can decrease the odds of your gums becoming inflamed or getting a mouthful of cavities.