Did you know that the average person produces approximately 3 to 6 cups of saliva per day? But all that drool might not be as gross as you think.
As your body produces saliva, the liquid is more likely to escape from the front or the side of your mouth when it’s facing downward due to mere gravity. So sleeping on your back in bed is a quick way to resolve the issue.
If your body is allergic to something or has an infection, it might produce more saliva to flush the toxins out. In turn, this can make you drool. There are a few different conditions that can cause this reaction.
When a sleeper lies on their back, gravity generally causes any excess saliva they produce to stay in their mouth or travel to their throat. In side and stomach sleepers, on the other hand, gravity is more likely to pull saliva down toward the pillow, resulting in drooling.
The first thing to try is to switch up your sleep position. By sleeping on your back, you'll be able to better control the flow of your saliva. But for some, changing up your sleeping position is easier said than done. Seeing as nearly 3 in 4 people sleep on their sides, side sleepers and even stomach sleepers may need to put in some practice to switch to back sleeping.
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