You know what I really, really don't like? I don't like how dry my mouth becomes when I sleep.
In order to breathe comfortably, I sleep with my head and chest elevated (thank you, happy hospital bed). Sleeping this way, however, causes my jaw to drop and my mouth to open, resulting in a lot of dryness. Throw in the nightly amitriptyline and you have a hot, dry mess. I wake up periodically throughout the night, conscious of discomfort, and try to close my mouth and stimulate some salivary succor. Any relief is short lived -- once I fall back to sleep my jaw drops and the cycle repeats.
What I need is a chin strap to hold my jaw in place. Neoprene looks to be the most comfortable, stretchy and soft. I doubt chin straps are available at my local CVS so I will order one. In the meantime I'll have to be creative. Any suggestions?
13 hours ago