Ever wonder why your breath stinks when you wake up? Morning breath, or halitosis, is very common, but why does it happen?
10.The cause: bacteria.
When you sleep, your mouth dries out. When your mouth dries out, odor-producing bacteria thrive. This is because your normal flow of saliva decreases.
Also, if you snore or breathe through your mouth at night, you’re more likely to have bad breath in the morning. This is because your mouth is even more prone to drying out, which makes it easier for bacteria to grow.
Looking for a reason to quit smoking? Smoking not only causes your saliva to dry up, but also can raise the temperature of your mouth. This makes your mouth a breeding ground for bacteria.