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    Snoring - Heat - Humidity
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    BraveNinja posted:
    Rarely turn the heat on in the home as the second level traps and concentrates it uncomfortably during sleep, and my nose is dry to the point of bleeding in the morning. I am a heavy snorer. Last night, left the heat on due to our cold chill, and at 70 degrees. My wife reported that I had not snored all night, and I noticed waking up fully refreshed! Am I on to something here? Also noted no need to cough up any minor chest mucus which is a small ritual in the morning. Am a non-smoker. Do I need to explore a humidity issue here?
     
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    Jordan_Josephson_MD responded:
    Dear BraveNinja Certainly, temperature affects your nose and your sinuses. If what you did with the temperature settings in your house worked and decreases your congestion than most likely your snoring will get better. But it could have been coincidental and related to what you had to eat and drink that day. Or both. Nose bleeds can be caused by heat and dryness and with proper temperatures, nose bleeds can be improved. In any case, glad you are clearing up with the temperature settings but this may be short lived. Hopefully you will be one of the lucky ones and this will be a permanent fix. As far as humidification, a steam shower and irrigation of your nose with a netipot certainly will help keep the membranes nice and moist and prevent future nose bleeds and infection. You might want to read my book Sinus Relief Now which will give you some good tips and an understanding of what is really going on in your sinuses and nose. Good luck and keep us posted. All the best. DrJ


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