What is the reason for nasal congestion when lying down?

Nasal congestion as soon as you lie down is most commonly associated with chronic rhinitis.

Chronic rhinitis is a chronic inflammation that occurs in the mucosa and submucosa of the nasal cavity, can be divided into chronic simple rhinitis, chronic hypertrophic rhinitis. After a person lies down, because the head is in a low position, the nasal mucosa will be relatively congested, triggering nasal congestion or aggravating nasal congestion.

The disease may be due to repeated attacks of acute rhinitis or incomplete treatment, the formation of delay; in addition, long-term inhalation of dust, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde and other irritants, may also trigger chronic rhinitis, cold weather has a tendency to aggravate. Patients mainly present with different degrees of nasal congestion, increased nasal secretions, nasal congestion nasal sounds, and decreased sense of smell.

Treatment can be done with steroid hormones and short-term vasoconstrictor nasal sprays. In case of poor results, surgical treatment can be considered.

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