Remedies To Rid Your Stuffy Nose When Trying To Sleep

February 20, 2020

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Nothing is worse than a stuffy nose when you are trying to sleep. So try one (or more) of these stuffy nose remedies. A hot shower is a great way to ease nasal congestion – the steam helps to thin out the mucus in your nose and reduce inflammation. Alternatively, you can achieve the same effect by inhaling steam from a pan of hot water, which can also be easily repeated throughout the day/night to help stave off symptoms. Stay hydrated as fluids are essential for fighting a blocked nose. Water helps to thin mucus and decrease the pressure in your sinuses as well as reduces inflammation and irritation, as well as headaches, all of which make it easier to sleep through the night. Applying a hot compress to your forehead can ease your blocked nose, as it can decrease inflammation and sinus congestion by improving blood flow. You probably notice that your blocked nose gets much worse the moment you lie down.  So elevation is key to helping you breathe easier. Using another pillow to elevate your head ill encourage the mucus to flow from the nose and take some of the extra pressure away from your head, helping you to fall asleep and stay asleep longer.

SOURCE: Metro

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