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Question #10825 posted on 11/30/2004 4:02 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
During the middle of the night I have awoken twice in the last 2 months. I wake up because I am swallowing, and I can't stop! The first time I had to get out of bed and get a drink of water to stop, then second time I just had to change my position and I stopped. Why am I doing this?
- Tiffany

A: Dear Fish Out of Water,

It could be that you sleep with your mouth open. After a while, your throat gets dry and is trying to quench your parchedness. Rolling over (and probably unconsciously closing your mouth) and getting a glass of water would solve this problem.

Trebek: "You drink water out of one of these. Mr. Connery?"
Connery: "A leather glove"

- Beemer Boy