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Why Does Nasal Congestion Get Worse At Night
Many reasons: Most likely due to humidity, position, temperature changes; can be d/t environment changes (@ home not work) and allergens present; can be meds wearing off from earlier in day. Should discuss w/your dr to see how to best manage symptoms. ...Read more
Sneezing at night: Lying down increases blood flow to nasal membranes and can cause congestion. You may have allergens or bedbugs in your bedroom--mattress covers and hepa filters can reduce allergens. Also getting rid of rugs and draperies. ...Read more
Fatigue: Not knowing what kind of pain limits my ability to answer, but in general at night we are tired and fatigued, and our tolerance of pain is lower. Additionally there is less external stimuli to distract us from the pain so we begin to dwell on it more. ...Read more
I wake up every day with runny nose which gets better after 2-3 hours but i dont feel cold or caugh what causes this?
Increased vagal tone: That's rather physiological, parasympathetic part of the nervous system tends to have increased activity at night, the vagus nerve, one of the most complex cranial nerves, is part of that system, it innervates several systems, hence the increased symptoms at night, also the fever is controlled centrally in the brain.This is an intricate complex system cannot be fully understood / explained here ...Read more
Yes: The use of this drug which constricts blood vessels may eventually lead to rebound. That is, the blood vessels in the lateral wall of the nose will actually produce more congestion. Neo-synephrine should be used for a maximum of 2-3 days. It is very important to know if the congestion is the result of a viral infection or nasal allergy or more seriously, nasal polyps. Get a diagnosis. ...Read more
Puffy nose: Why does my nose get runny and stuffy at night? I'm not sick, could it be allergies? ANS: could be. I would see your Dr. ...Read more
Position?: If your cough worsens when you lie down, either at night or in the morning, it may be due to post-nasal drip or gerd. Both of these can cause bronchospasm and lead to cough. The treatments for these are different so see your doctor so treatment can be initiated if either or both of these proves to be the culprit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have hyperthrophic rhinitus since 2010, so I get stuffy nose ALL the time, preventing me from sleeping long at night. Do I need sleep aids?
Ok: Try saline nasal spray, nasal decongestants, benydryl will also help dry the drippy nose up, sleep with your head propped up slightly so your not aspirating ( leaking into the lungs) on the snot which is causing your cough and i would not be surprised if you had a slight sore throat from post nasal drip. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tired dry eyes: Paradoxically, when the eyes become dried out at the end of a long day, there is a reflex tearing and watering as you try to cover over the dry spots with new tears. The excess tears run down the nasolacrimal duct into the nose causing a stuffy nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry throat: One of the more common causes of dry throat at nighttime is from mouth breathing. You might not even be aware that you breath through your mouth at night. If you snore, this can sometimes be a clue. There are several devices that can help with keeping your mouth closed. The scratchiness is likely directly secondary to being dry. The mouth really needs to be moist. Stay hydrated, too. ...Read more
I have nasal congestion especially at night. I have to breath through my mouth. I wake up frequently during night and daytime sleepiness. Wat i use?
I often wake with a sinus headache. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) before bed and use Flonase in the morning, but still get headaches at night sometimes, any suggestio?
Many things: Many asthmatics have worse symptoms at night. One simple possibility that your bedroom contains a "trigger" that causes the attacks. Rugs, stuffed animals, etc can be full of dust mites (as can be your mattress) as well as animal dander. Try moving these thing out or cover with with a plastic barrier (especially your mattress). If you are taking meds, their timing and strength may need adjustment. ...Read more
I'm curious to know if a humidifier or De humidifier will help me. I wake up every morning sneezing can't breath out one nostril all stuffy or pouring?
Dust Mites?: If you have gas heat or live where it's really dry in the winter, a humdifier may fix the problem. You might be allergic to dust mites. You can try taking an antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and see if it helps your symptoms. If it does, you can try buying a special pillowcase and mattress cover for people who have dust mite allergies.You can also see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more
Saline spray helping through day, but what to do at night, been waking up stuffy with blood in nostrils when blowing nose.
Xlear: Your doc may tell you that you have a sinus infection. You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! ...Read more
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