A commonly undertreated health inconvenience a lot of people suffer is nasal congestion at night. If you suffer from allergic rhinitis or other conditions, it can be tempting to just accept your fate and tolerate the stuffy nose as you try to sleep. However, there are plenty of things you can do to help with this congestion, with even the simplest actions having the potential to yield great benefits.
Understanding the causes
It is not just sufferers of allergic rhinitis who are vulnerable to nasal congestion at night. Everyone is prone to breathing difficulties, and that depends on certain circumstances. Here are some of the most common causes:
There are plenty of other reasons, but these are often the most common causes to consider.
How Can I Improve My Breathing
Below, we will be presenting three of the solutions you could try to improve your nasal congestion. If you don’t see any improvement, it’s best to visit a doctor for their professional opinion.
1. Get a humidifier
A humidifier is a relatively inexpensive solution to this, and the wonderful thing about this is that it usually has a double function of scent diffusion. Your desired humidity level should fall between 45 to 50% as dust mites flourish in more humid environments. If you have no pets or allergies, you can even think about incorporating eucalyptus oils into the diffuser.
2. Regularly change your blankets, bedsheets, and pillowcases
Unclean bed covers are linked with a slew of different minor afflictions, from stuffy noses to acne. The more frequently you change any of these, the less likely they are to gather dirt, mites, and other grime that may worsen your congestion and other conditions.
3. Get hypoallergenic pillows and sheets
Congestion could be caused by sleeping with your neck and head in the wrong positions, so consider investing in bigger pillows that give your head more support. You also might want to check out our selection of hypoallergenic pillows to ensure that no allergens are getting into your airways while you sleep.
Having congested nasal passages is not a serious condition, but it can be uncomfortable. Having clear airways is essential to getting restful sleep, and can prevent you from waking up feeling tired. If you understand the possible causes of congestion, apply the various solutions we suggested to help clear those sinuses.
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