A member asked:

Why does my nose feel congested in the morning?

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Dr. Gregory Bussell answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

While we sleep we produce less adrenaline in our body. Adrenaline is a natural decongestant. This is why the stuffiness goes away after being awake for an hour.

Answered Nov 28, 2017



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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

A.M. Nasal congestion include: if you sleep lying flat in bed, this gives mucus a chance to pool in your nasal passages. While you are sleeping the mucus thickens & you wake with congestion. If the air is dry in your home this can contribute to thickening of the mucus. Are you allergic to dust mites? They infest your pillows, mattress and bed linens leading to allergic reactions in some people.

Answered Aug 6, 2013



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