Outfitters Journal

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Treating Sinus Issues

— by Sleep Outfitters on Mar 18, 2024

Plenty of disruptions can keep us up at night, perhaps none more prevalent than sinus issues. A snoring problem is just the tip of the iceberg for poor sleep and may hint at deeper health concerns. Linked with sleep apnea,* sinus problems bring additional complications to sleep. Allergies and infections can lead to swollen sinuses, mucus production, increased pressure, and difficulty breathing. These conditions can cause mouth breathing, which can facilitate snoring. Below are a few tips that may help reduce your snoring – although, we suggest consulting your doctor for medical advice.

A woman laying bed grabbing her face in discomfort.

  • Decrease allergens in your sleep environment. Use an air filter, invest in mattress and pillow protectors, clean your sheets, and (as hard as it might be) keep pets off the bed.
  • Although more natural solutions are preferred, antihistamines can be game changers in decreasing your allergy symptoms and easing you into sleep come bedtime.
  • Reduce the dryness in your bedroom air by using a humidifier. Dry air can irritate the insides of your throat and nose.
  • An elevated head will decrease blood flow to the nose and help unclog nasal passages. This can be accomplished using an adjustable base. As a bonus, ergonomic positioning enables you to sleep more comfortably, opening your windpipe for increased airflow, relieving stress from your pressure points, and encouraging restorative sleep.

With any luck, you can find relief with these simple steps. If your sinus issues persist, you may require the assistance of a professional. If a better sleep system can fix your problems, visit a conveniently located Sleep Outfitters store today!


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