Do you often wake up in the morning (or the middle of the night) with a dry, aching throat? Sometimes, your sinus and soft palate (the part of your mouth that connects to your nose) may also be sore and inflamed after sleeping. There are several possible causes for this uncomfortable condition:
- Dry Air
- Nasal Allergies
- Acid Reflux
If you find that drinking water does not alleviate your morning sore throat, take a sip of Aloe Vera Gel as soon as you get up. While water is a potent diuretic that can actually cause dehydration, Aloe Vera is a superior moisturizer for membranes both inside and out.
As an allergy sufferer living in a dry climate, I take a little Aloe Vera Gel just before bed and first thing in the morning. Unlike pure water, Aloe Vera instantly stops throat dryness and irritation and gets my day off to a good start. In addition, the naturally anti-inflammatory effects of Aloe can actually help to improve underlying causes of sore throat (such as allergy and indigestion) and help repair damaged tissue so that the problem becomes less severe with time.
Extra Tip: If your have a problem with dry air, consider getting a humidifier. Preventing tissue damage from dryness will not only keep your internal membranes younger and healthier, you will also maintain more youthful and attractive skin in the long run.