Have you ever had a cold so badly it just won’t go away? Between the coughing, sneezing and postnasal drip, all you want to do is go to bed. However, when you finally hit your comfortable and cozy latex mattress for the first time, you realize your symptoms are even worse than they were during the day.
Postnasal drip can be one of the most uncomfortable and annoying nuisances at night and sometimes it feels like there’s no hope. On top of the sore throat that goes along with it, sometimes you feel like you can’t breathe throughout the night.
There are some ways to fight back against postnasal drip and a lot of them have to do with your sleeping posture. Let’s discuss some of the best sleeping postures to use when you’re experiencing postnasal drip.
EHow has some great tips on perfecting your posture despite postnasal drip. They even have a great video online with ways to cure it!
Prop up the Bed
Prop up Your Head
If you cannot easily prop up your headboard, use multiple pillows behind your head. Using two or three will help mucus drain down the throat when you sleep on your back. According to Rtmagazine, elevating your head can alleviate sinus issues, as lying completely flat creates larger blood vessels in the nose and stimulates mouth breathing.
When selecting pillows, find ones that are hypoallergenic, because an allergic reaction can worsen postnasal drip.
Pick a Side
Hopefully these tips can help you sleep better with a postnasal drip problem.
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