How do you keep your mouth from getting dry?

February 23, 2017

Drinking too much water actually causes your mouth to get dry. It’s like licking your lips…it makes them chapped. Dry mouth is a serious issue for whistlers. Thankfully it’s not a huge problem for me. To manage it, I drink small sips of water as I prepare to perform or compete. Ice water is best for me because it causes my skin to contract a little, which keeps the lip surface tight and smooth, which is good for airflow. I also pace a lot, which reduces stress, and prayer helps too.