Sleeping with mouth open

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Sleeping with mouth open

#1 Post by davidspd »

I've had braces for just over 7 months now and am progressing fine without any major problems. But I now wake up several times a night with my mouth like a sandpit because i've been sleeping with my mouth open. Does anyone else have this problem, and more importantly does anyone have any solutions apart from taping my gob shut?

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#2 Post by Folk Ballad »

I have a really dry mouth when I wake up too (so I'm assuming I sleep with my mouth open). The only thing I really do is keep a bottle of water at my bedside, so that I can drink a lot of water to get rid of the sandpit-ness.

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#3 Post by badbite »

I clench and grind my teeth at night. So I try am trying to "train" myslef to sleep with my mouth open.


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#4 Post by PARR »

After drooling for a few months I've dried up. Now, like you, it is a sand pit. I too keep much water by the bedside.

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#5 Post by artroxu »

I second badbite. I used to grind my teeth alot and had to train myself to sleep with my mouth open. But now i have the "sandpitness" so I have water at my side.

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#6 Post by betterlatethannever »

Ya' know, since my braces were put on 3 weeks ago, I don't think I've had a decent night's sleep. For some reason, I now wake up several times a night on my back (always slept on my side) with my mouth wide open. I was wondering if perhaps unconsciously my cheeks are irritated when I sleep on my side. I've been feeling very tired and restless during the day (as I yawn while typing this). I'm hoping this will pass since I've also been on the road a lot these past few weeks and haven't managed to settle into my own routine.


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