Drink tea before bed.
Make yourself a cup of herbal tea with honey – it will improve the condition of the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract. Drinking warm fluids at bedtime helps clear the airways and thus relieves you of coughing.
You should also make sure that the drink you are making does not contain caffeine, otherwise you may have trouble falling asleep. Make your favorite herbal, berry or fruit drink and add a spoonful of honey.
This reduces the frequency and intensity of whooping cough. Also, honey reduces irritated throat and eliminates sweating. At the same time, honey contains components that promote the dilution and excretion of sputum.6 recommendations that will help relieve bouts of nocturnal coughing with bronchitis.
At night, mucus begins to accumulate in the throat, irritating the airways and causing a painful cough. A simple but effective way to reduce gravity is to put an extra pillow under your head. It will be easier for you to breathe during sleep and the cough will not bother you so much.
Monitor the humidity level in your bedroom.
Use a humidifier to give the air in your bedroom the necessary humidity. This can prevent excessive dryness of the airways. Also keep in mind that too humid air promotes coughing. That is why it is so important to choose the right level of humidity and maintain it during sleep.
To do this, you can buy a special device that measures the degree of humidity and adjust it to 40-50%. This is the most optimal level for the good condition of your airways.
Prepare for sleep.
Before going to bed, put on the bedside table everything that can help you reduce cough and improve breathing: a glass of water, cough syrup, inhaler (such as Aerocort Inhaler or Foracort Inhaler), etc. It is important to stop coughing immediately, as prolonged cough will provoke even more irritation of the respiratory tract.
Make sure your bed is in good condition.
Frequent allergic reactions can also cause coughing. Make sure your bed is clean enough: dust mites living inside the bed can make your cough worse. All bed linen should be washed in hot water at least once a week. Do not forget to thoroughly clean the bed itself, the steam cleaner will best cope with this task. Also choose bedding made of natural fabrics. They have the ability to breathe well, which is very important for the normal heat transfer of the skin.
Take cough medicine.
Some medications can help you reduce your cough with bronchitis. Read the instructions carefully before taking the medicine. Be careful when taking medication. During the day it is better to take drugs that promote expectoration, and in the evening those that reduce cough. This way, your sleep will be better and you will not be constantly bothered by coughing.