You feel fine all day, but something happens when you tuck yourself into bed. An irritating tickle in your throat leads to a nagging cough that only happens at night. It interferes with your sleep and leaves you irritable the next day. Here are five reasons you may be coughing at night. Hopefully you can identify the problem and rest easy.
- Asthma: Most people equate asthma with the image of someone gasping for air. Although this can definitely be a symptom, most people with asthma commonly experience the breathing issue as a dry cough. Make sure to talk to your doctor about getting tested for asthma to rule it out as the cause of your coughing.
- Sinusitis: A chronic stuffy nose could also be the culprit. When sinuses are clogged, the mucous can drip down the back of the throat (postnasal drip) causing that annoying tickle. Allergies may be causing your sinusitis, and your doc can prescribe allergy meds or a nasal spray to help clear your sinuses.
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