Hi, I seem to lick my lips while I sleep

Patient : Hi, I seem to lick my lips while I sleep. I can't help it either! I've tried Vaseline and all types of chapsticks, nothing seems to work. I have s big red patch under my bottom lip and above my top lip from this. I really need to get it to stop. I've had it since mid December. If there are any methods you know of, that would be great.
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