Having a dry mouth is really an unpleasant sensation of a lack of saliva. When we are stressed and especially before speaking in public or on-camera, we can lack saliva.

The problem is that in addition to being unpleasant, this lack of saliva sometimes leads to difficulty in speaking correctly.

If it happens to you to have the dry mouth when you are stressed, in this video or this article, I share 6 tips to reduce this very unpleasant sensation.

If your mouth is dry all day long be aware that this is called xerostomia.

But, today, I am giving advice for those who do not have dry mouth all the time but only during stressful situations.

It still happens to me to have a dry mouth before participating in a stressful event. Fortunately, I know some tips that help me reduce this sensation and feel better.

I’m Lili, Video Coach and I’m going to share 6 tips to have a less sticky mouth, and one of them is a grandmother’s remedy!

1st advice : Avoid drinks that dry out the mouth

Avoid coffee, alcohol, gaseous drinks the day you are going to speak on-public, especially if it is stressful for you.

2nd advice: Avoid smoking

If you smoke a lot, at least try to cut down the number of cigarettes and if you can totally avoid smoking the day you have to speak in public, that’s even better!

3rd advice: Avoid foods and drinks that are too sweet.

If you don’t want to have the dry mouth, avoid eating a donut or a cupcake before speaking. Choose instead some fruit.

It’s sweet and healthy!

4th advice:  Drink a lot of still water or take small pieces of ice

And if possible, keep a bottle of water with you while you speak.

5th advice : Chew sugar-free gum or suck on a sugar-free candy before speaking.

This will stimulate your saliva production.

6th advice : Use this grandmother’s remedy

Here is a grandmother’s remedy if you have a dry mouth but also a sore throat:

And it’s… lemon juice. Lemon juice can stimulate the production of saliva and relieve dry mouth. Add the juice of half a lemon and some honey to a glass of water. This will keep you well hydrated.

Let me know in the comments if these tips could help you better manage the dry mouth before your YouTube Lives or public speaking. And if you are an entrepreneur and would like some help with on-camera or public speaking, contact me!