5 surprising causes of dry mouth
Snoring – yes, this is not only responsible for driving your partner crazy. When you snore, you breathe with your mouth and this dries out any saliva inside it.
Nerve damage - trauma to the head and neck area can cause xerostomia. Accidental or surgical injures and cancer therapises can damage nerves supplying sensation to the mouth, impairing the normal function of the salivary glands.
Irritable bowel syndrome – the symptoms of the syndrome such as nausea and chronic diarrhoea are harmful on their own, but also destabilise the whole organism. One of the negative results is dehydration and lack of saliva.
Heavy workout – Whaaat? As we all know, doing sport can have many benefits, but… when you train you sweat a lot and you boost your metabolism like a rocket, which may dry out your whole body if you don’t drink enough before, during and after workouts.
Pregnancy – the feeling of dryness in your mouth is a very common symptom when you are expecting a baby. This is partially because your body needs enough water for two now. Moreover, your hormones go crazy and this can affect your oral health.