Waking Up With A Dry Mouth
What Causes Waking Up With A Dry Mouth?
Waking up with a dry mouth can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose waking up with a dry mouth, we could:
Research the topic
Find a doctor with the time
Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "waking up with a dry mouth" as a symptom. For example, sleep apnea.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
weak sexual desire
waking up with a headache
tossing and turning at night
somewhat disturbed sleep
waking up with choking sensation
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of waking up with a dry mouth.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
If you indicate
including this one:
Do you ever wake up with a dry mouth?
→ No / don't know
→ Occasionally - less than once per month
→ Often - at least once per month
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate waking up with a dry mouth,
will consider possibilities such as
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Drowsiness After Meals
Remembering Or Forgetting Dreams
Difficulty Getting Out Of Bed
Difficulty Falling Asleep
Quality Of Sleep
Waking Up With Choking Sensation
Tossing And Turning At Night
Frequency Of Napping
Hours Of Sleep Per Night (Male)
Ability To Stay Up Late
Frequency Of Yawning
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Last updated: Oct 18, 2014