Dry Throat At Night
Dry throat at night is something everyone will experience throughout their life. This doesn’t mean they have to put up with it. Depending on the specific cause there are many solutions to this. But what causes dry throat at night? There are several things that cause your throat to be dry at night that you can fix right after reading this article.
Dirty Air and Pollution: Location, location, location… how clean is your air? Are you living in a polluted area? When inhaling unclean air it can cause inflammation of your throat and also dry out the moisture that is required to lubricate your tissues. If you live in a polluted area we recommend purchasing professional grade 3m filters for your furnace or central air system. Also using a humidifier with proper filtering will also help. Just be sure to change out the filter per its recommended schedule.
Acid Reflux or GERD: If you experience dry throat and stomach acid this may be the cause. When lying down at night your acid reflux causes acid to enter the esophagus which then irritates the throat. This will cause dry throat symptoms. This can be solved by taking certain anti-acid medication along with lots of water.
Coughing: Lots of coughing will cause dry throat and even lead to deeper parched throat issues if the coughing does not cease. To help coughing drink warmer water, try our natural dry throat spray recipe, and use the classic gargling of salt water.
Breathing Through Mouth: If you have a stuffy nose or are congested your body will naturally start breathing through the mouth. This will cause dry throat because of the constant intake of air and non-moisturizing of the throat. You will need to clear your stuffy or clogged nose to remedy this issue.
Allergies: Speaking with many people I realized there are two major groups of people. The first are people with allergies at night, and second, people with allergies during the day. First be sure that your allergy is not severe and not related to some type of food or ingredient that can cause closure of the esophagus. If this is the case seek immediate medical attention. If it’s a smaller allergy such as allergy to weeds or grass, you can try isolating yourself from these inducers or take allergy medicine to help.