The other night I woke up in the middle of the night and was hungry. I decided to have a piece of hard candy (sugar free). The next thing I knew I was waking up again. All of a sudden, I felt with my tongue that a tooth was loose and was wiggling in my mouth. I thought I must be dreaming because that was where the dentist took the tooth out a few months ago. I reached into my mouth and sure enough there was something there stuck to the gum that felt like a tooth and I wiggled it. Then I pulled and it came out. I must have fell back asleep while I still had the candy in my mouth lol. I could have choked to death. How embarrassing would it have been on my autopsy for the coroner to write "died from choking on candy while sleeping" lol. I bet that would have even made the TV ;-)
So, here's my PSA for the day. When eating hard candy in the middle of the night at least sit up, you probably have less of a chance of falling back to sleep or not. Have a good day.