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ask: why does saliva with mucus get collected in mouth after sleep

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Dear Anon

Thanks for your question - it's a really good one.

When we sleep, saliva and other fluids are reduced, as we don't need them for eating or speaking, or for a comfortably lubricated mouth. This is why we often wake up with a dry mouth, until the salivary glands are activated again through using our mouths for eating/drinking and talking etc.

Are you finding that you have excess saliva when awake? Or is it during sleep?

October 30, 2009 - 1:01pm
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