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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 12, 2007
  • 11:26 AM

For the last several years as I am falling asleep, I get a irritating cough. If I cover my nose with a thin cloth then I am able to sleep. Sometimes saliva gets inside the pharynx and I wake up coughing. What is this due to?

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  • Well, covering your nose with a cloth will help keep the hot, and thus moist, air trapped underneath. It sounds like you just get dried out. Make sure you're drinking enough water during the day, try taking a bath or shower before bed, and consider putting a humidifier in your bedroom.
    deadlysauce 67 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 08:24 PM
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  • how old is the mattress?how old are the pillows?are feathers or down involved?i agree with the previouswriter but there may be a predisposing irritant.look at the obvious.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 00:38 AM
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