Nasal Dryness Health Remedies
Many people have problems with dryness, especially during winter months when we are spending more time indoors. Others may experience problems all year, due to the surrounding climate. How can you keep your nasal passage hydrated to avoid a nosebleed and breathe easily no matter where you live or what the weather is like? Try a humidifier, nasal spray, over the counter strips, or other remedies.
Humidifier for Dry Sinuses
A humidifier is a great investment for many aspects of your health. Between hot showers on your skin and dry heat blowing through the vents, it is very easy to find yourself with dry skin and dry sinuses during the winter months.
Try a humidifier in the room or rooms where you spend the most time, and especially in the bedroom, so you can breathe in more humid air while you are sleeping at night. This is a great investment because it moistens your sinuses as well as the environment around you.
Nasal Strips for Clear Sinuses
You may also find nasal strips sold over the counter at your favorite drugstore or pharmacy. These have been effective in keeping nasal passages clear so you can breathe more easily. That helps you to inhale moisture in the air to keep your nose lubricated and avoid nosebleeds at inopportune times. Be sure to note any instructions on the package and follow them as directed.
Vicks VapoRub or Vaseline for Nosebleed
Try applying some Vicks VapoRub or Vaseline (petroleum jelly) in each nostril before heading to bed. You will be able to feel yourself breathing in the vapors and moisture as you drift off to sleep, and this should help to prevent you from waking up with a nosebleed when you are trying to get a good night’s sleep.
Saline Nasal Spray or Neti Pot
Check at your favorite health store to find a nasal spray that can help to keep your passages hydrated. A neti pot can also have the same effect in clearing the passages of debris or germs, helping you to breathe more easily.
Essential Oil Breathing Trick
Place a drop or two of your favorite essential oil (try peppermint oil) in a steaming hot bowl of water. Place your face over the bowl to breathe in the steam, and cover your head with a towel as you lean over the bowl, so that the steam does not escape around you.
Any of these tips can help you to stay hydrated and get nasal relief.