Stuffy nose at night: causes.
To go into more detail, here are the main causes of a stuffy nose at night:
- Abnormalities related to your skeleton such as deviated nasal septum.
- Air too dry which can also cause this type of problem.
- Mucosal damage that can be inflammatory or infectious. These may include rhinitis or rhino-sinusitis.
- Tumours, which can be benign or malignant.
What are the remedies for stuffy nose at night?
Homeopathy can be very effective against a stuffy nose. For example, you can take Nux vomica 9CH granules if your nose is runny during the day and stuffy at night, or Sambucus nigra 9CH granules if your nose is rather dry and you sniffle.
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Water is the most accessible natural remedy for a stuffy nose and can be used in many different ways. First of all it is important to drink a lot of it because it helps to clear the nostrils. Then, salt water in the nose can be very beneficial and can be found in the form of sprays in pharmacies. Hot water can also provide some relief, whether by placing compresses on your nose or simply taking a good shower.
Lemon, mixed with water and applied in the form of drops in your nose can also help to clear it for the night.
- There are also other home remedies made from natural products that you can try, such as consuming honey, ginger, tomato juice, essential oils, onion, pepper or some spices.
Stuffy nose at night in babies
A stuffy nose in children and especially in babies is quite common. In most cases, it is nasal congestion related to a cold or nasopharyngitis, which are two harmless illnesses. The main symptoms are runny nose or eyes, sneezing, fever, and coughing.
A cold that recurs frequently is usually due to an allergy such as hay fever, or a enlarged tonsils and adenoids.
The most effective method to remedy this problem and relieve the child is to apply a saline solution in each nostril. You can also humidify the air in his room before he goes to bed to maximize his chances of being trouble-free.
Although a cold is not very dangerous, it is necessary to see a doctor if the symptoms worsen or do not lessen after several days. It is necessary to be all the more vigilant when the baby is less than 3 months old since until this age, infants breathe only through the nose.
Stuffy nose at night in pregnant women
Due to the appearance of hormones, nasal congestion is particularly common in pregnant women. The latter can in particular develop new allergies that cause these symptoms. It is therefore important to worry about it and talk to your doctor about it because it has the consequences of creating eating and sleeping disorders.
However, it is possible to limit the risk of allergy by avoiding exposure to elements known to trigger allergic reactions such as pollen, dust or even mould.
If you are a pregnant woman suffering from nasal congestion, it is still possible to relieve this discomfort with the remedies we have previously mentioned. To help alleviate the symptoms, there are small things you can also do, such as elevating your head to sleep or doing some physical exercise regularly.
In the event of an allergic cause, you can take medication to relieve yourself while ensuring that they are safe. These may, for example, be antihistamines, decongestants or even corticosteroids.
Stuffy nose at night and snoring
Snoring caused by nasal congestion is not something to be taken lightly. Indeed, it is first of all a problem that can handicap your loved ones, but also be harmful to your health since it can turn into a disease such as sleep apnea.
If that doesn't solve the problem, be aware that there are anti-snoring devices like Back2Sleep, a discreet nasal stent inserted through the nose which allows you to maintain regular breathing during the night and thus avoid snoring, sleep apnea as well as repetitive awakenings caused by obstruction of the nose.
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