Waking up refreshed is a great feeling, but let’s be honest – it’s not always the norm. Lack of sleep, a crick in the neck, or the sound of your neighbor’s motorcycle at 6AM aren’t ideal ways to start the day. Fortunately for most people, none of these events is an everyday occurrence (unless you live next door to a biker gang).
Dry mouth in the morning, though, can be chronic and hard to get rid of- even for those most dedicated to dental hygiene.
As self-proclaimed hydration gurus, we’ve compiled a few solutions to dry mouth in the morning, starting with diagnosing it. Below are the most common reasons for dry mouth in the morning (or any time).
Especially in older individuals, dehydration is common. Our fast-paced lives sometimes make drinking water an afterthought. Six large glasses of water daily, plus another glass or two of OJ, coffee, tea or other beverage meet hydration needs for most of us, but for some it still may not be enough. As a result, dehydration is the top cause of dry mouth in the morning, and can be a key indicator that more fluids are needed to restore your body's hydration levels.
Solution: Up your fluids, especially water. And learn how to tell if you're dehydrated-- it could be the difference between a healthy you and a tired one!
Hint: If you’re looking for a spectacular way to hydrate and stave off dry mouth in the morning, try consuming a packet or two of Liquid I.V. throughout the day. It can hydrate you 2-3x faster than water, which equals more energy and the tendency to stay hydrated even while you’re sleeping.