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How to appreciate a drooling spouse

Updated on February 19, 2013
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Drooling while asleep

Drooling is the act of producing saliva in excess. There are different reasons as to why someone can drool at night. There could be an underlying medical condition that needs to be treated, you could be on some drugs that have triggered it or it could just be some habits. Breathing with the mouth while asleep can also make one drool.

How to control drooling

1. Breath with your nose

If you have any allergy or medical condition that forces you to breath with your mouth, then you need to see a doctor just in case it can be rectified. This is because breathing with your mouth means your mouth remains open and thus drooling is inevitable. For some people breathing with the mouth is just a habit and not a medical condition. So start breathing with your nose and have your mouth closed. The saliva will remain in the mouth.

2. Sleep on your back

You can change your sleeping positions and get used to sleeping on your back. Your salivary excretions will be confined to the insides of your mouth. If you wake up at night and find you have changed your position, switch to your back immediately and over time you will get used to your new sleeping position.

3. Have good oral hygiene

Brushing and keeping your mouth clean all the time can prevent the production of excess saliva. You will notice that when you don't brush before you go to bed, you drool more than usual.

4. Avoid foods that are excessively sour or sweet when you are heading to bed.

5. Eat and drink with a good posture.

6. Reduce your alcohol intake.


How to handle a drooling husband

In most cases, handling a drooling wife is very easy since women are so conscious and try as hard as possible to work on whatever it is that irritates their husbands. So it's not very easy for your husband to complain about your drooling. On the other hand, some men are a bit careless and do not feel the need to reject whatever it is that causes the drooling.

You can imagine sharing a bed with a guy who smokes, drinks and drools. The moment you enter your bed you face the opposite direction. What does the room smell like in the morning? It's not very easy to describe the smell that emanates from that room. So are you going to run away from the problem? You are the best person to help him solve the problem. You have tried talking to him to stop drinking too much but he has not stopped. Why? He may not have liked your approach and is trying to show you that "I am the man here". So if you have been quarreling about it, change tact.

  • The first thing you should do is stop making noise about it. If you have been parroting around and you all over sudden go silent about it, he will have several questions to ask himself.
  • Secondly, go on a shopping spree without his knowledge. Buy enough pillow cases, change them and wash them on daily basis.
  • Never talk about it again.

This will instill some guilt conscience in him and you never know, he might change. This worked really well for my friend who had been stressed up for about four years. The major cause of her husbands drooling was drinking too much alcohol. She got some advice and applied these three tactics. Her husband stopped drinking and gradually ended the drooling. He now comes home in good time and they are once again a happy couple.

If his drooling is because of a medical condition that he has tried working on and does not seem to end, learn to live with it and don't show any signs of having a negative attitude about it. Anybody can develop a medical condition anytime.





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      JUDITH OKECH 4 years ago from NAIROBI - KENYA

      Sure, it's good to try to solve a problem instead of running away from it.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great advice here on How to appreciate a drooling spouse you have certainly made the effort in mentioning helpful ways.