Good Question: What Crawled Into Your Mouth And Died?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Jason DeRusha answers Good Questions on weeknights at 10 p.m., but the WCCO Morning Show figured you all had some queries when it comes to mornings.

So DeRusha reached into his mailbag and pulled out a few Good (Morning) Questions, and will do so every Friday morning.

Sara Frederickson: “Why are some dreams easier to remember in the morning than others?”

It’s something researchers have really been trying to figure out.

One theory is that we have so many dreams at night — four or five typically — that our brain would go nuts if we remembered it all. So we remember the last one.

Another scientist believes that the brain’s memory mechanism is always working, even when we’re sleeping.

So just like during the day, the brain files away the most important, emotional, dramatic stuff. At night the brain does the same thing. And that’s the dream we remember.

Jessica Rae Hansen: “Why is morning breath so horrible?”

It’s all about your saliva.

The saliva is the mouth’s natural cleaner, but at night saliva production slows way down. So particles and bacteria lingers in the mouth longer. And when you wake up, well, it can get pretty rank.

All of us have slightly different saliva production, and that’s why some of us have different degrees of morning breath.

I don’t want to name names, but whenever I fill-in on the morning show anchor desk, I’m glad I don’t have to sit next to Augustyniak. Phew!

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