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Tips to sleep better with a stuffy nose!

You are already affectionately called ‘Snuffel’ by those around you. Because you have a stuffy nose again. And then at night, when everyone is asleep, you can’t sleep because of your stuffy nose. The reason for all that snot and sniffing is that your body is fighting against something that shouldn’t be there. A cold virus, dust particles or house dust mites, for example. And it is precisely then that you need a good night’s sleep to recover. But you wake up with a stuffy nose after sleeping and an energy level below freezing. Time to tackle that nose and sleep like a baby for the next few days!

Stuffy nose at night

A stuffy nose hinders you in your daily activities and makes you tired. Fortunately, you can recharge your batteries at night. Or well, usually not. Because even then your stuffy nose throws a spanner in the works, while you need that sleep so badly. But how can you sleep with a stuffy nose?

Tips for sleeping better with a stuffy nose

Sleeping with half an onion next to your bed against a closed nose

The smell of onions clears your airways, which stops the sniffling. At least temporarily. The disadvantage is that with that open nose you immediately smell that onion smell a lot better.

Change your sleeping position

The more you lie on your stomach or side , the more likely your stuffy nose will drain in your sleep. Not very fresh, such a blob of gunk in your bedding. If you use an extra pillow to lift from your waist so that you sleep in a sedentary way, you won’t suffer from a runny nose.

Ventilate your bedroom

Measure the humidity in your bedroom. It should be between 40 and 60%. Air that is too dry irritates your nose, because it dries out your mucous membranes. You will then automatically breathe through your mouth, which dries out again. Then you get up with a stuffy nose and a sore throat, not quite the intention. Ventilate your bedroom to get the humidity at the right level.

Steam and warm shower before going to bed

Bake hot water with chamomile or menthol in it and hang over the bowl with a towel over your head. Before you know it, all your cavities will be wide open again. Or take a nice warm shower! Especially if you shower with products with, for example, peppermint or eucalyptus scent, this is a great alternative to steaming. And you have to shower anyway, so it also saves you time.

Drinking tea for a stuffy nose

Drinking a lot is wise anyway, but tea (with honey) in particular helps you to open your cavities and soothe your throat.

Tackle the big cause: dust mite allergy

There is a good chance that your nose remains blocked, or keeps coming back. You may be allergic to dust mites. Little critters that live in your bed, carpet, curtains and so on. They feed on your dander, which you leave behind all day, and as a thank you, they defecate in your furniture. Sounds gross, and so does your body. He has an allergic reaction to this, resulting in a stuffy nose. The less dust, the less your nose reacts, so cleaning it up can make a world of difference. In addition, it is also highly recommended to replace your mattress , you do not want to know how many dust mites live in it. Invest immediately in an allergy mattress cover, your body will thank you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have a stuffy nose while sleeping?

There is a good chance that you are allergic to dust mites, which causes your nose to become blocked. A cold or all kinds of small dust particles can also seriously disrupt your night's sleep with a nose full of snot.

How can I sleep with a stuffy nose?

Good sleep with a stuffy nose starts on an anti-allergy mattress. In addition, it is important to keep the humidity between 40 and 60% and not to sleep on your stomach. Steaming or half an onion next to your bed can help open up your cavities.


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