I am a 73-year-old male. Due to nostril blockages at night, my sleep is limited to around two hours at a time. I then turn over and the other nostril blocks and get around two hours of sleep. I use an inhaler which works for a short while. Please advise what I can do. I usually get around four and half hours of broken sleep a night.
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Thanks for your query. I understand your concerns.
The nasal block is a common issue, and it is usually due to allergy and increase in the winter season.Also, there is Aspirin-induced nasal block and it should be excluded.
I suggest Physiomer nasal spray before bedtime. You can use Otrivin (Xylometazoline 0.025%) nasal drops from time to time, and it is very effective.
Do you have any allergic conditions? Please revert for more details.
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