6 Reasons Why You Drool When You Sleep

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There’s nothing quite like drooling in sleep, waking up in the middle of the night to find you have been snoozing away in a puddle of your own saliva.

Drooling in your sleep is something most people feel embarrassed to talk about. It is expected in babies, who do not yet have full control over their mouths or swallowing muscles. Known by the medical terms Sialorrhea or Hypersalivation, Drooling is defined as saliva that runs out of your mouth beyond the margin of your lip.

Drooling once in a while is common and can happen to anyone. However, excessive drooling can be due to a health condition. Drooling can occur with any condition that impairs neuromuscular control of the muscles around the mouth, leading to weak muscles around the mouth, which increases the production of saliva or impairs swallowing.

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If you don’t like the sensation of waking up to a damp pillow, Here are 6 reasons why you drool when you sleep.