How a nose block can ruin your day out and your night’s sleep and what you can do to clear it

There is a variety of methods, both traditional and modern medical solutions to clear nasal congestion and breathe freely again


A stuffy nose is congestion from colds or flu and often from allergic reactions.

When a virus hits our nose or an allergen such as pollen or dust is inhaled it results in our nasal membranes becoming inflamed. Sinuses (air cavities around our nose), produce mucus to flush out anything  our body recognizes as potential health.

Excess mucus and inflammation of our nasal membranes obstructs the air flow in the nose; during the day we can rely on gravity to pull mucus downward and so we try to clear our nose block by regularly blowing our nose; but when we aren’t in an upright position, this pull does not occur and so a stuffy nose can be a real nuisance at night, making sleeping difficult and diurnal life a  misery.

One traditional treatment for a nose block is breathing the steam of hot water with added oils of menthol or eucalyptus, while covering the head with a towel; a saline nasal wash or a neti pot, a specially made nose flush pot can clear the nose from excess mucus without drying it. When congestion causes pressure around the face and head, you can try covering your nose and forehead with a towel soaked in hot water, known as a warm compress.

Modern medicine offers a variety of anti allergy tablets which offer relief for allergic reactions as well as decongestant sprays; the latter, though very effective, can only be used for a maximum of three days and so offer temporary relief.

The ideal drug-free solution, safe for prolonged use day and night, comes from SinuSet nasal filter, a medically proven patented device which inserted in the nose provide first defense against any unwanted allergens inhaled through the nose.

A nose block needn’t be hell and with SinuSet filter adults and children can breathe freely and safely and enjoy the outdoors.