get very thirsty when I sleep

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tae
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   Posted 1/31/2009 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I got this problem of getting thirsty when I lie down or sleep. It is so bad that I have to drink water before I go back to sleep, but after a while the whole cycle repeat itself. Can someone enlighten me on this problem. Tks

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   Posted 1/31/2009 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi

Welcome to healingwell. Sounds like you are dehydrated I have the same problem and have to drink a lot of water and it does seem to get worse when I sleep so I take some water to bed with me not sure what else you could do, but if you are concerned speak to your doctor.

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   Posted 1/31/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello and Welcome to HealingWell.  Some of the meds cause excessive dry mouth.  I keep a bottle of water on my night stand and if I wake up thirsty I can just take a swallow of water.

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   Posted 1/31/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tae and Welcome :)

You already received some great advice and I agree that many meds cause dry mouth. . . I drink tons of water and it helps :)
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   Posted 2/1/2009 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   

Strange as it may seem, I find that drinking water with salt, but not table salt helps my dehydration.

I use Himalayan salt which has balanced minerals in it. I throw about 1/4 tsp per glass or just enough so it doesn't taste too salty.

Sometimes I've accidentally put in too much, but it doesn't make me thirsty as you would think.


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   Posted 2/1/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I too get a very dry mouth...I am taking a few different meds and it is only since starting these meds that I have developed this problem...I do drink at least 3-4 litres of water, maybe to much, but I am so dry in the mouth and so thristy. Day and Night. gillxx


 

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tae
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   Posted 2/4/2009 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, thanks for all the replies.
I didn't take meds, I just get thristy when I lie down or go to sleep.
Not the normal thristy, it is very thristy.

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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
 
I am just wondering if you are a mouth breather verses nose breather. I am a mouth breather so my mouth dries out at night and we have dry climate in the house right now.  Not much humidity.
Do you have a humidifier.........it may help.
 
If this continues to be a problem for you, please do see you physician.
 
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   Posted 2/4/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have a humidifier in your room? Not sure what part of the world you're in, but in NY it's very dry with the heat on all the time so we run humidifiers in all the rooms at night. I'm always thirsty too, not just at night. I've even been tested for diabetes, but I'm fine, just thirsty.

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   Posted 2/4/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt asked what I wanted to ask. If you are a mouth breather, you can get extremely thirsty and/or dry mouth while sleeping. You mentioned that you don't take medication, so it can't be that. Also, do you think you could be obsessing about this problem and it's making it worse? Just a thought. Happens to me all the time. Good luck with this problem!


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tae
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   Posted 3/22/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
I just seen a doctor, he did a detailed sugar level test and confirmed that I am not having diabetes.
Now , I want to ask this question again, did any one of you experience extreme thrist when you sleep. It is not the normal thrist, it is so bad that you have to wake up because of the thrist.
tae 

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   Posted 3/22/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   

tae,

Did you ask your physician about  this when your tests came back normal.........what might be medically causing this or emotionally?

I do not have an answer for you but perhaps some other member may.

Kitt


 

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tae
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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Tks Kitt,
The doctor just said I am perfectly OK and not to worry.
tae

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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tae,

I have experienced thirst during sleep and in my case, I know it is my anxiety. (Sigh)

I used to wake up in the middle of the night to get something to drink. Water doesn't work for me, I need some coco or fresh juice before I go to bed. I feel much better if I drink a lot before bedtime and am not thirsty during sleep. I agree with everyone else, you are probably a mouth breather and do not have enough moisture in your room, and with your anxiety, you are always thirsty. Maybe you can get a humidifier or hang some wet towels in your room.

Melodee

tae
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   Posted 3/26/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Melodee,
Thanks for your respond, I will try out with the humidifier.
By the way, how are we able to know that one is a mouth breather?
Best regards
tae
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