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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How does a humidifier lessen snoring?

    I was asked to use a humidifier to lessen the drying of my mouth while asleep, because dry mouth causes snoring loudly?

    What's the truth about this?
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  • The Sleep Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of ‘valuing sleep’ as part of a healthy lifestyle alongside regular exercise, a … View Profile

    Dry mouth, or xerostomia, can be caused by snoring. Regular snoring that is not caused by sleep apnea is caused by an obstruction to your upper airway, which causes you to open your mouth. Since you don't produce saliva when you're sleeping, the air moving in and out as you snore dries out the mucus membranes lining the inside of your mouth. Rinsing your mouth or drinking water when you wake up will alleviate dry mouth caused by snoring. For more information on snoring visit the Sleep Health Foundation website: http://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/fact-sheets-a-z/198-snoring.html

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