Morning Breath: What REALLY Causes It & How You Can Easily Stop That Thick Sticky-Taste & Sickening Smell As Soon As You Wake Up
Millions of people experience morning breath everyday, but you don't have to simply put up with it. Once you understand what causes it (and it's not what you think!), you can quickly and easily eliminate it as soon as you wake up!
Normally, you can't smell your own bad breath, but morning breath is different. You can both smell and taste it because it's not really bad breath at all. At least, it's not caused by the same thing that causes 90%+ of most bad breath cases.
So what does cause it? Well, have you ever noticed how tired you feel after a big meal? That's because digestion of food requires an enormous amount of energy. In fact, from the time we start eating in the morning, until many hours after our last meal in the evening, a very large percentage of the body's energy supplies are dedicated solely to digesting that food.
The only time you stop eating is for 8-12 hours during the night when you are asleep. And, as soon as your stomach is (finally) free of food, all that energy suddenly becomes available for repairing damage and eliminating waste from the body.
Most of that waste ends up in the toilet the next day but, given the narrow window of opportunity your body has to get rid of it (before you wake up and start eating again), it dumps as much as possible through any available means. This includes sending it back up your throat in the form of excess thickened mucus… which is like Manna from Heaven for the bacteria that live in your mouth! They love it, and will feed and feed and feed on it all night long. In the process, they will generate a large amount of incredibly smelly and foul tasting byproducts, which you recognize as the overpowering smell and taste of morning breath!
Those same bacteria get an added boost from the fact that your saliva glands slow down the production of saliva when you're asleep (or, in some cases, they stop it altogether). This happens because your brain knows you won't be eating while asleep and, therefore, have little need for it. However, saliva contains very high levels of oxygen, which those bacteria don't like, so, when it's gone, they go wild! With that big 'mucus-feast', and a much more favorable (saliva-free) environment, they will rapidly reproduce. In fact, it's entirely possible for them to reproduce several generations in a single night. And, the more of them there are, the more smelly byproducts they will produce… and the worse your morning breath will be!
Fortunately, stopping morning breath is simple…
- Cut off their food supply: You do that by simply eating something. Anything at all. It doesn't really matter what because, as soon as you re-fill your stomach, your body will immediately stop eliminating mucus, and turn its attention back to digestion. Eating will also kick-start your saliva glands back into action.
- Drink a nice big glass of water: This will immediately saturate your whole mouth (and wash down whatever you just ate). It'll help your body to rev-up saliva production too. (It's best not to drink very cold water though, as that can cause stomach upset. Ideally, pour water into a filter jug and leave it standing overnight. The water will then be room temperature in the morning.)
- Prevent "regular" bad breath: Follow the simple plan outlined in The Bad Breath Report to prevent the appearance of "regular" bad breath.