2 years

Blocked nose when lying down

I’m a woman in 20s and I have been experiencing blocage of nose for quite some time now. Not sure when it started but I recently realised that it got worse - to the point of having trouble sleping due to incapability of breathing normally through nose at night, especially when I lie on my back.What I also realised was that this only happens when the weather/air is cold. I use an air-conditioner in my room. Should I be worried? And should I conslt further with the doctor?

Dr Ramzdhan,

2 years

Hi and thank you for your question,

We truly understand your concern regarding the blocked nose and having trouble sleeping. We will try to help you with this matter.

For your information, breathing problems during sleeping is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. It can be caused by various factors such as,

  • obesity
  • nasal congestion
  • stress
  • anxiety

However, it can also be a sign of a serious underlying health condition that needs further assessment, such as

  • severe rhinosinusitis
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • Pickwickian syndrome
  • nocturnal panic attack

You are advise to seek further help from the nearest clinic or hospital to ensure there no critical issues regarding your blocked nose and breathing problems while sleeping.

We hope you will be satisfied with our answer.

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