Things have gotten very sexy around the Sally J house this week. My sinuses are protesting the season, and I’m carrying around a box of facial tissue like it’s my cell phone from 1995. I stumbled upon something, though, that is making this cold of my mine somewhat manageable.
Saturday night I didn’t sleep–you know that vicious cycle of needing to sleep but having too many cold symptoms to sleep? That was me.
Sunday night, in an act of desperation, I put on one of Mr. Sally J’s Breath Right strips. He uses them when he’s really congested to stop the snoring. If you haven’t seen them, they’re simple adhesive strips that you put across your nose.
I put one on, and OH MY NASAL PASSAGES. Air passed through them. I could breath for the first time in days.
Do you know what happens when you can breath while you sleep?
You sleep through the night.
I woke up Monday morning feeling more rested than I have in long, long time. I can’t even describe how refreshed I felt, it was that overwhelming.
I have added Breathe Right strips to my winter arsenal. I’ve heard that you can only wear them so many nights in a row before the adhesive starts bothering your nose. I’m hoping that the extra sleep I’m getting cuts the duration of this cold in half, and that I don’t get to that point. If nasal congestion ails you, give them a try!