in your sleep, also known as sialorrhea
, is caused by saliva that builds up in the mouth.
1. Sleep on your back instead of on your side or stomach. When you sleep on your side or stomach, drool can easily seep out of your mouth onto the pillow. Sleeping on your back will prevent this from happening.
2 Treat any nasal obstructions or allergies that cause you to sleep with your mouth open. Drooling generally happens to people who sleep with their mouth open. This can indicate a respiratory disorder.
3 Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking. Certain medicines can cause drooling by excess saliva production. Talk to your doctor to see if there are alternative medicines you can take instead.
4 Treat any tooth or gum infections. Dental infections trigger excessive saliva production while sleeping.