It's no pleasure to have a stuffy nose and congested sinuses. A stuffy nose might keep you awake at night, but it doesn't have to. A person may wake up hundreds of times feeling as if they can't breathe, or they may struggle to fall asleep due to the congestion's pressure. Infections require a lot of sleep to heal. Better sleep, according to a 2015 study, may even lower the likelihood of having a cold in the first place. Although decongestants and other over-the-counter medications are frequently used to relieve the stuffiness and headaches produced by congestion, You may experience rebound swelling in your nasal passages if you use decongestants for more than three to five days. A stuffy nose can interrupt a good night's sleep, but there are a few things you can do to avoid it. People might use a combination of tactics to achieve the best relief.
Rinse nasal passages with saline water; nasal irrigation is a gentle and effective approach to clean mucus and allergens from the nasal passages. Using any method that distributes salt water to the nose to relieve congestion is an excellent place to start. Read about how to get rid of extra mucus.
Breathe in Steam; If you breathe in steam, it will help to open up your congested nose. Breathe slowly through your nostrils while holding your head over a saucepan of hot water. But be cautious. Allowing the heat to burn your nose is not a good idea.
In your bedroom, use a humidifier to provide moisture (and in some cases, heat) to the air. Although they haven't demonstrated to be effective in treating cold symptoms, they can make breathing easier. Other remedies for a stuffy nose
Use a nasal strip to free up your nasal passages and improve your breathing. When the nose is blocked owing to congestion, they may help with breathing. In a pharmacy, purchase nasal strips.
Put hot packs on your sinuses; reusable ones can be purchased at a drugstore. Alternatively, you can make your own. Using a damp washcloth, heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. To make sure the temperature is correct for you, test it first, then place it over your nasal bone and nose.
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