Symptoms of Nasal Congestion That Can Disrupt Sleep

Woman with nasal congestion sitting in her bed.

Getting enough rest each night is incredibly important for general health. If your nightly sleep is disrupted, it can result in several physical and mental health complications. Unfortunately, you may not even realize that daytime issues are stemming from tossing and turning at night.

If you wake up feeling sluggish despite a sleep cycle that should provide adequate rest, there are several possible links to your nasal congestion. It is important to monitor any symptoms that are more prevalent right before bed or early in the morning. You can even ask a partner or spouse to record any nighttime disruptions they notice.

Runny Nose
A runny nose can make it difficult to sleep, as breathing is more difficult. Nasal leakage can also end up in the back of the throat, which further complicates your ability to breathe through the nose or mouth.
If your nasal congestion brings on fits of sneezing, sleep disruption is inevitable. Even the tickle of an oncoming sneeze is enough to result in a restless night. Waking up because of constant sneezing is a sure indicator that you are not getting enough sleep.
Heavy snoring can interrupt sleep or cause restlessness. This problem is typically reported by a partner, although really loud snoring may jolt you awake. Snoring is also a symptom of sleep apnea, which is a potentially concerning health condition.
Throat Pain
A sore throat is a pain during the day, so there is little hope of a restful night’s sleep. Nasal congestion can result in problems impacting the throat that last for days or weeks at a time. It is important to seek treatment to find relief from this symptom.
Jaw & Tooth Pain
Jaw and tooth pain often stems from nasal congestion problems. If these symptoms develop or persist into the night, you may find it difficult to sleep. One of the causes of this issue is grinding the teeth during sleep, which is known as bruxism.

For effective nasal congestion relief, reach out to New York Sinusitis Treatment today. We can eliminate the symptoms that are disrupting your sleep so you feel more rested in the morning.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Gregory Levitin, New York Sinusitis Treatment

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