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How can I fix my breathing problem?

For some reason, when I'm lying down, I can hardly breathe through my nose. It's literally almost impossible. If I sit up, I can breathe again instantly, but as soon as I lay down again, I can't breathe. It happens every night and it's really hard to fall asleep. Should I ask my doctor about it or is there an easy solution?

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I have the same problem. Try the Breathe Right nasal strips. Or a generic brand of the same thing. Put one on your nose like the box shows and the problem should be solved.

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Thanks, I'll try that. :)
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I don't have this problem but you should probably just get a second opinion from your doctor.

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You really need to see a doctor as soon as possible to find out where the problem is. One of the conditions associated to this problem is sleep apnea. With this, someone finds it hard to breathe while lying down and the treatment differs depending on the severity. The doctor will let you know what the problem is after examining you.

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Thanks for the advice. I just didn't want to act paranoid about it if it wasn't a big deal.
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I don't know about nasel strips because I've never used them. mayby a nasel spray will work or you just need nore elevation when you lie down. try stackibg some pillows under head of matress or blankets. ?r you could just ask your doctor

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The pillow idea would wreak havoc with my neck, as I have back issues haha
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so do i. i also raise my feet. riddicullus. a heating pad or cold pack may help back
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As DeepDark suggested, "Breathe Right Strips" are excellent and the store brand is exactly the same albeit much less expensive... Also, purchase a product called "Ocean" (white spray bottle with orange cap) which is buffered saltwater used to keep your mucous membrane in your nose moist,.. When your mucous membrane is dry, your nose becomes stuffed up... I do not think you need to see a doctor at the moment and incur a bill for treatment for a stuffy nose...However, the choice to seek medical care is your right if it eases your mind...

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I have close relatives with sleep apnea so it's very possible I have it, it just never occurred to me. And it's not a case of a stuffy nose, because it only happens when I'm lying down. It's fine the moment I sit up.
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Well then... Apologies for my answer... I answered according to your question since noses usually "stuff up" when lying down...
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Also, my father had sleep apnea which caused him to stop breathing altogether from time-to-time during his sleep which is what sleep apnea is...
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Why don't you post a comment of disagreement to member, DeepDark, as well, whom I posted in my answer I agreed with because Breathe Right Strips work wonders however, not when a person has sleep apnea... Enjoy your day...
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I'm sorry if I was rude, I wasn't trying to be. My dad does the same thing when he sleeps, and I have no idea if I do. But I'm sure there are less severe forms of sleep apnea as well. :)
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No apologies necessary, ever... I only hope you get to the root of your issues so you can sleep well and comfortably...
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