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Hey. I hope someone can help me with this. My mouth gets really dry when I sleep. I can drink 1litre + of water before going to bed and my mouth will still become dry. My urine will be yellow in the morning despite all the water I drank. Drink 1 to 2 liters of water when i wake up and some more throughout the day. My diet revolves around bananas, dates, potatoes, pasta,rice, avocados,lettuce.... I also sleep in a basement, maybe I would need an air purifier. My mom said maybe it's because I eat too much sugar, I am not willing to change my diet as it gives me more energy and Im at peace knowing no one is being harmed from this diet lifestyle.

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That's one possible explanation.

Cooked foods, especially starchy ones require water.  The steam wafting off of the dish is water leaving the food.  So cooked foods do increase one's demand for liquids.

Hello Marco,

A few questions for you:

Is having a dry mouth while sleeping a new situation for you?

Do you snore?

About what time do you finish eating for the night?

Do you brush your teeth before going to bed?

Best wishes,

Chris

Hey . 

I've been having this for maybe 5 months..not too sure...(and vegan for about 9-10months) I use to smoke weed and I quit now for about a week. Though maybe it was the smoking but no.

No I dont snore. I breathe through my nose...Ive had episodes where I had dry mouth because my nose was blocked (back when I ate animal products..)

I eat my last meal late most of the time...because I work in the evening so maybe 9 ish... ( but since quitting weed I dont eat so much before bedtime like I use to since smoking gave me munchies which made me eat more before bedtime) I am trying to eat less before bedtime..as I know its not the best thing to do. 

I try to brush my teeth before going to bed lol.. lazy on that part. Not every night though...but more than I use to.

Thanks for asking.

Keep a jug of water next to your bed so that this is not a problem.  It might just be the low salt intake means you need to drink in the middle of the night because of the lower amount of water retention, not just before bed.

Sux to wake up 4x a night to pee lol

I eat cooked and I don't use any drugs (over the counter either), and it is dehydration.  I get this when I don't drink enough water, no matter how much cooked I've had.  

You need so much more water than you think.  You have masses of fiber and drier foods with cooked and you need that much more water.  I drink a minimum of 1.5liters(56oz) before bed, about the same in the morning, and I MUST drink at least 3 liters during the day.  I weigh 140 and I'm 5'5.5".  I take care of children all day and do some yard cleaning and digging and 100 squats per day.

I'd say that your basement air is probably much drier as well.

Hope you're better soon.

Thanks.

I weigh 140-145 and 5'7.5".  So the more fiber in the body the more water we'd need ? I guess Im gonna have to drink more during the day. But I aslo have banana or date smoothies...which contain water.. Man I'll probably be going to the bathroom 20 times a day lol. 

Do you think oral hygiene may have something to do with this too...have stopped going to the dentist now that my mom doesnt pay for it anymore..its been i think about 1.5 years...

I probably have on average two raw meals + 1 cooked.

Actually my 11 yr old daughter commented that when she drinks alot of water, she goes less often but more at a time.  I noticed this in myself also...so, maybe you won't go alot after your body gets used to having enough water...usually within a couple or a few days.

 I never count the water I add to smoothies, I was cheating myself out of hydration.  Even when I was almost all raw before winter I had to drink lots of water, granted, not as much as when I eat cooked.  But I am quite alot more active now than during the winter.  I add a teaspoon or two of lemon juice to help me drink it.  I have "plain" water during the night when I get up; I just take about 5 glugs.  

I just brush with water several times a day and haven't been to a dentist in years. 

You're doing great eating raw.  If you up your calories from raw you might be able to not need any cooked or switch to a large salad at night.  Make sure you're eating plenty of calories.

Hope this helps!

Try cutting the pasta and see how you feel.  I experience thirst when I'm unwell for any reason, usually inflammation.  Most of the foods on your list don't have a high water content, you might need some more through out the day.  

I work in Sleep Medicine.  What I see from patients who are on CPAP is that upon waking they are much more likely to complain of a dry mouth when they eat late at night.

You can experiment on yourself and keep track for a week or two of time of your last food intake as well as the type of food (raw vs cooked, fruit vs starch) and record how dry your mouth feels when you wake up.

Good luck to you.

Chris

thanks chris

Thanks Mr.Medjool. 

Yeah I do add some soy sauce on my starch. And bananas and dates are most affordable for me right now. Although I do love fresh orange juice and mangoes...yum!! A humidifier is definitely a good investment. got chapped lips right now ..grrr... lol

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