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Thread: Night Time Blocked Nose

 


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    Night Time Blocked Nose

    Every night, I go to bed, if I don't fall asleep straight away, I always seem to have one nostril that gets blocked, it clears in the morning after a while, but I am wondering if there is a medical condition for this or is it just bad luck?

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    I have a lot of sinus issues. Here is a thread I started about this time last year.

    Shooting salt water up my nose everyday & feeling good! Anybody else doing this?

    A year later and I am still rinsing and living an improved life!

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    nasal obstruction

    Yes, I think that the Neti-Pot is great and often recommend it.

    There is something called the "nasal cycle" where the tissue on the side of the nose (the turbinates) alternatively swell on one side and then on the other side. However, if the blockage is always on the same side, it is probably a good idea to see an ENT doctor to see if there is something anatomic causing the problem (like a deviated septum, etc...).

    If you want a local referral, feel free to PM me...

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    I too have found the nasal rinse very helpful. I don't use it all the time, but when ever a dive is coming up I start a week or so ahead with some sort of rinse. A hot shower in the morning and then the sinus rinse works wonders before a dive. Allergies! Don't want to risk medicating, and have found this solution works best for me.


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    Could you be allergic to something in your bed? Feather pillows, dust mites, something like that?
    I second the sinus rinse recommendation. I use the NeilMed, and it helps a lot.

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    Is the blocked nostril on the side you sleep on? Or the side you slept on most recently during the night. It may just be drainage and after you wake up and get "vertical" the problem is solved.

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