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How to Treat a Cough That Wakes You Up at Night — Cough treatment at home in Costa del Sol

Cough treatment at home in Costa del Sol

Coughs that won't go away for the entirety of the day are extremely annoying. But if they keep you up all night, it can make you feel awful to the point of being debilitating. Thankfully there are plenty of treatments for nighttime coughs that can help. Here we give some tips on how to soothe your cough at night and when you could benefit from our cough treatment at home in Costa del Sol.

How to Relieve a Cough

Begin with simple solutions to determine if they can prevent hacking:

  • Before bed, humidify the air with a humidifier or inhale steam from a hot shower or tea kettle.
  • Make use of an additional pillow to raise your head..
  • Use a saltwater or saline nasal spray.
  • Take 1 teaspoon of honey. Not recommended for use by infants under one year olds.
  • Take a warm soup or tea.
  • Before going to bed, inhale menthol or honey lozenges.

If you need stronger relief, you can find over-the-counter cough and cold remedies in pharmacies. These products may contain a combination of medications in a single capsule or pill:

  • Antitussive medication. It functions by preventing the cough reflex. 
  • A decongestant to relieve stuffy nose or sinus congestion.
  • A prescription antihistamine to stop your sneezing and runny nose.
  • Expectorants, to dilute mucus.

However, be aware that these cough treatments cause some individuals to feel drowsy, while others feel energised and remain awake. And some of them cannot be taken if you have certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure. Therefore, consult your physician before purchasing one.

Additionally, steroid-free or steroid-containing nasal sprays may help alleviate your cough. 

Cough treatment at home in Costa del Sol

When you lie down to sleep while suffering from a cold, the flu, or a sinus infection, mucus can trickle down into your throat from your stuffy nose or sinuses. This can make it difficult to breathe. Because of this, you may find that you cough more frequently at night. It's possible that the drip will itch the back of your throat, which will make you want to cough to get rid of the clog.

However, a cough that keeps you awake can also be caused by a number of other conditions like asthma, allergies, heartburn, smoking or blood pressure medication.


If your doctor determines that one of these conditions is the cause of your cough, you will need to treat that condition specifically to obtain relief. Check our cough treatment at home in Costa del Sol here to discuss the optimal plan with your doctor.