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      This May Be a Little Gross... WILD Problems...

      Flem in the throat. Ewww. Saliva.
      Seriously, it's a problem for WILDing, meditation, trancing, and anything else that requires totally relaxed muscles. Maybe every minute or so I'll have to swallow to clear my throat. When I do fall into a trance, it will be broken by my throat demanding attention. I'm not hacking anything up, but I have to get the mucus out of my throat.

      I've tried laying my head on either side, didn't help. Keeping my mouth closed and sucking the air out, nope. Trying to "dry" my mouth out, nuh-uh. Any suggestions?

      Ewwww.

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      ...same problem. Ive found that SOMETIMES if I kind of "vaccuum" my mouth shut, as in sort of suck all the air out of my mouth and keep it tight, that the problem sometimes dissapears... try that.
      "Do, or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

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      Hey Barrett,

      You might also want to take a look at your diet - or at least if you happen to be eating certain foods before bed. I think cheese or milk is one of those mucus producing foods (I'm sure there's others).

      I've had that problem but it's only occasionally. One thing I've noticed, however, is that being conscious of it is what makes it worse. Swallowing saliva is often an involuntary reaction that you usually don't notice throughout the day. But, having nothing else to really think about at night, becomes a nuisance. Try distracting yourself with something other than the fear or need of having to swallow.

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      Gargle with warm salt water! It dries out the phlem in your throat. I had the same problem and I'm in choir so it was really a pain, and this is what my teacher told me to do. I do 1/2 teaspoon salt with 1 cup warm water. Just before bed.

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      Less dairy products and sweets before bed should help a lot.
      Ham Sandwich Theorem: Given n objects in n-dimentional space, it is possible to divide each one in half (according to volume) with a single hyperplane.

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      Originally posted by Theresa
      WOOT 100th post... kind of an odd one *
      I'm glad that I could ruin your milestone.

      Yeah, I eat a good amount of fruit. I'm sure the sugar in it could cause it. I'll try the saltwater tonight... As in a few minutes here.

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      Sometimes I get that urge to swallow, due to a build up of saliva. I find that touching the tip of my tongue to the roof of my mouth helps subside the accumulation of saliva, thus I don't have to swallow as much.

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      I find my best strategy in not breaking my concentration when I have saliva building up at the back of my throat is just realx it and keep going through the breathing until it works involuntarily. It distracts me for like a second when I feel the urge to swallow just like the itching sensations do, but I get used to it in like a second and can go back to concentrating. I also find the longer I go the easier it is for me to concentrate.

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      Originally posted by bobvilax2000
      I'm glad that I could ruin your milestone.
      Haha, you didn't. Hopefully it was a post that helped someone?
      "It's kind of fun to do the impossible." -Walt Disney


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      Eating too close to the moment at hand will produce unwanted amounts of saliva.
      The same will result in not having eaten in too long.

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      I get excess swallowing and saliva when I am coming down with a flu - which is what the stupid germ wants because it seems to speed up the viral attack! Drinking or eating sweet things seems to make it worse, including fruit juice. Water doesnt do anything to help.

      But I have found soda helps tons! especially when I am sick and I have something deep down in my throat bothering me, the fizzyness helps break it up, and seems to help in general if you become I become too aware of swallowing @[email protected] Try drinking a soft soda the next time you have this problem. Sure, it will disturb your WILD, but you could always try again!

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