Cold and flu: How to sleep better when you have a runny nose – top tips


To rinse your nose, you will need to:

  1. Stand over a sink, cup the palm of one hand and pour a small amount of the solution into it
  2. Sniff the water into one nostril at a time – an alternative is to use a syringe to insert the solution into the nose
  3. Repeat this until your nose feels comfortable (you may not need to use all of the solution).

If you feel the solution pass through the back of your nose to your throat, try to spit out as much as possible.

“You can carry out nasal irrigation [i.e. a saline rinse] several times a day. Make a fresh salt water solution each time,” the NHS added.

Doctor DerSarkissian mentioned that good sleep hygiene can help you drift off to sleep – even in the most difficult of situations.



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