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Dry air can worsen an irritated /inflamed nose. It is also bad for your throat, making your cough (the common symptom of sinus infection) get worse.
If necessary, use a humidifier in your bedroom! This unit can help put the moisture back into the air, allowing you to breathe more easily.
But remember, it’s also important to make sure that your humidifier works properly. For instance, do the maintenance regularly – particularly for the air filter of the unit.
Put also sterile water into the unit! This is important to make sure that you don’t run the risk of cycling germs /bad things into the air. Follow all the directions and instructions of how to operate the unit properly!
During the day you have more daytime distraction, so you tend to ignore the symptoms.
But at night, you will have dreaded darkness. You have more time to notice the symptoms and how unwell you are. As a result, there will be more miserable you feel at night.
What else you need to know?
- Go to sleep hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day. Keeping hydrated can help ease your cough and reduce thick mucus in your throat. On the other hand, dehydration will make some of your sinus infection symptoms worse.
- Go to bed without caffeine and alcohol! Caffeine is a strong stimulant that will keep you alert and awake. And for alcohol, this can worsen your congested nose. Furthermore, both alcohol and caffeine can leave you feeling dehydrated.
- Make sure that your bedroom is pet-free zone, particularly true if you have allergy to pets or dust mites!
If your sinusitis does bother your sleep a lot, see a doctor for more advice – especially true if the problem doesn’t improve with lifestyle measures!