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Why Your Cough Symptoms Get Worse at Night

April 9, 2022

From the Everyday Health website

Photograph off the Medical New Today website

When it comes to getting over a cough, there are a few relatively simple steps you can take. Health experts suggest a regimen of fluids, medications if needed, and lots of rest. But getting the rest you need to feel better is easier said than done if your cough is keeping you up all night.

Rest is one of the most important ways your body fights off infections, according to the Mayo Clinic. Ironically, getting enough rest can also be the hardest thing to accomplish. You know the scenario: You lie down after a long day of feeling lousy, only to find that you can’t stop coughing. Just when you need sleep the most, your cough symptoms get worse, leading to a night of tossing and turning.

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