A 19-year-old female asked:
When i'm sleeping, my nose gets stopped up in one nostril. i noticed when i was sleeping on my stomach and woke up this morning, my chest was a bit uncomfortable. what would cause this?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Dry mucous membranes: It is common to get a dry nose , mouth pharynx and upper airway at night. I am not quite sure what the humidity is, but I see you are from SC and I am sure the temperatures are hot. Water at bedside and try nasal saline before going to bed.
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Facial Plastic Surgery 9 years experience
Nasal Cycle: Your nasal mucosa has cycles of congestion and decongestion. These can be exaggerated by lowering your head (sleeping) and by allergies (dust mites in pillows). That is unlikely related to discomfort from sleeping on your stomach.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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