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Difficulty breathing through nose at night? Should I give up my feather pillow?

Difficulty breathing through nose at night? Should I give up my feather pillow?

Possibly, +: It is certainly possible that your nasal passages are reacting to environment at night, such as pillow, down blanket, dusty carpet, mites or other dust particles floating around. It could also be that air is too dry. In fact probably most people mouth breath at night, wake up with very dry mouth, and stuffy nose. So, can try correcting this and that, and see what happens. Try saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

Nasal obstuction: could have many causes like sinus conditions or allergy which are transient or polyps, or a deviated septum possibly on the right side. Lying on one side causes an increase in blood flow due to gravity so you end up with both sides blocked ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Difficulty breathing through nose. Deviated septum. Is rhinoplasty required?

Rhinoplasty Options: You need a septoplasty. This procedure is covered by insurance. A rhinoplasty to reshape the nose can be performed at the same time but this is considered cosmetic and would not be covered. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose related to snoring?

Yes: The airway ideally includes nasal breathing. When air goes through the nose and then behind the throat and into the lungs there is usually less obstruction. When your nose is blocked and you mouth breath there is more obstruction. ...Read more

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How to decrease nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?

How to decrease nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?

Depends on cause: Try saline nasal rinses , along with drinking hot fluids...And even the "breathe right" nasal strips. Some people find find breathing in steam from a pot of hot water works(be careful not to burn yourself over the stove). ...Read more

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How can I reduce nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?

How can I reduce nasal congestion (infections, difficulty breathing through nose) the natural way?

Saline....: Saline, which is basically salt water, can be used in nasal sprays, nasal gels, nasal washings, etc. The use of these can help with lubrication to decrease mucosal injury and, thus, infections, inflammation, etc. The nasal washings can potentially "wash away" inflammatory cells, bacteria, etc. Your pharmacist can help with finding these treatments. If symptoms persist, see your doctor or ENT doc! ...Read more

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Have anxiety. was told am ok by doc. but i have panic attack now. Have difficulty breathing through nose especially when i lie. i also fear dry drown?

Have anxiety. was told am ok by doc. but i have panic attack now. Have difficulty breathing through nose especially when i lie.
i also fear dry drown?

Panic attacks are: Acute bouts of intense anxiety + physical sxs like shortness of breath, chest tightness, palpitations, dizziness, numbness, nausea/vomiting, and the fear or dying or going crazy. Panic disorder occurs when the pt worries so abt having further attacks that this worry keeps them from normal fcn. As no medical cause , c MD for review of tx options including medications (SSRIs) & talk therapy (ie CBT) ...Read more

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For 2 years I have difficulty breathing. I have shortness of breath & can't breath through my nose unless im sleeping. Have to bend over & breath deep.

Need ENT/ allergy: And pulmonary consults. If everything has been tested and has come back normal but i would recommend that you get a referral to a tertiary care university center for a more high-level evaluation. I can't tell if your ocd perhaps even plays a role in this. You should have your psychiatrist on board with these consultations. Hopefully with everyone putting their minds together they will be able to come up with a solution to your problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

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