Here’s how to ease those annoying dry mouth symptoms so you can go back to sleep
Waking up in the middle of the night is annoying, but waking up and having to deal with dry mouth symptoms is even more annoying. If you live with dry mouth, here are a few simple tips for easing your late night woes.
Tips for Dealing with Dry Mouth At Night
Keep a Water Bottle (With a Straw) On Your Bedside Table. Sipping water is one of the best natural ways to ease dry mouth symptoms, but how many times have you reached for a glass of water in the middle of the night and spilled it all over the table or yourself in the process? Keeping a water bottle with a “sports cap” or a metal straw close by can lessen the possibility of spilling on yourself in the dark.
Brew Some Hot, Relaxing Tea. If you find it hard to go back to sleep once you’ve woken up, brew some calming tea. Chamomile has been shown to act as a mild sedative, and in addition to providing hydration, could help soothe your body and mind on those nights when finding your ZZZ’s is a bit more difficult.
Utilizing Biotene Moisturizing Gel Before Bed. Biotene Moisturizing Gel provides symptom relief for up to four hours1, which means you can fall back asleep with fewer interruptions (making the sleepy shuffle to the bathroom worth it!). Plus, the alcohol-free, gentle mint flavor soothes your mouth, getting rid of that dry, cracked feeling.
Use a Humidifier. If you already deal with dry mouth symptoms, sleeping in a dry room could exacerbate them. Keeping a humidifier humming through the night is great way to help make symptoms less intense if you do wake up.
Avoid Dry, Salty Foods Before Bed. While this step is technically something to do before you hit the hay, avoiding salty or dry foods like crackers, toast, or cookies before bed can help ease dry mouth symptoms as a whole.
Just because dry mouth is part of your life, doesn’t mean sweet slumber is out of your reach! Doing a little before-bed preparation, as well as having a few key items in place, can make all the difference.
1 Evaluated in a 7 day clinical study