My nose always gets clogged (stuffy) every night. Anyone knows why?
My nose gets stuffy every single night for the past few years. I don't know why. It always one nostril. The left one (if facing me). It gets very annoying. I usually snort some nasal spray in the nostril that is stuffed and then it clears up but the other nostril gets clogged!!!. Then I spray that one and then I feel fine until the next night. The same thing happens. I'm not sneezing, my throat doesn't hurt. People tell me that it's not good to use nasal spray but what am I to do? not breath? Please help!!!
do you sleep with a lot of pillows or stuffed animals/things? because they harbor dust. so you might be allergic to the dust they have on them. change to one pillow and see if that helps any
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Do you get stuffy during the day at all; you might have some mild allergies. If so, you might want to start taking a mild OTC decongestant.
If snorting nasal spray works, it sounds like your nose is dehydrated. Try drinking some more water and for more direct relief, you might try using a humidifier at night. The most direct way I know of moistening the nose is via nasal lavage kit. They sell these kits in drug stores. You literally flush water through your nose this way. Maybe one of these ideas will work for you.
If it is just at night after you go to bed then maybe you are allergic to dust mites.
Lady Aqua Moon
My allergies is worse than yours but I do have the same symptoms. You are allergic to dust. When you lie down, your body can no longer let the nasal passages clear down your throat so it stays in your nose. NEVER, I mean NEVER EVER use OTC nose spray. I did for a while and my head started pounding like a bomb went off. That is stuff is really bad. You need to see a doc, and tell him you want Flonase or Nasonex. This stuff works especially for nighttime allergies. Trust me, I have been having allergies my entire life. It works.
Also, if you have some trouble during the day try some Zyrtec-D, it is the best in my opinion. It is an antihistamine and a decongestant too. Works wonders.