Coughs get worse at night due to mucus pooling at the back of the throat, drier air at night and the body's natural reflex to clear the lungs, according to Everyday Health. Nighttime coughing may prevent sleep, and rest ... More »

Using a cool mist humidifier in a baby's room at night can help alleviate some night time coughing, according to The Huffington Post. The moist, warm air produced by the humidifier is helpful in opening the nasal passage... More »

A toddler younger than 4 years old who is coughing at night shouldn't receive cough medicine, but the coughing can be eased by holding him in a steamy, hot bathroom, according to WebMD. Honey-based cough drops are accept... More »

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The sinuses continually produce mucus that drains to keep the nose moist and filter the air a person breathes, but sinusitis causes thick mucus to drain into the nose and back of the throat. This drainage causes irritati... More »

To keep mucus from draining down the throat during the night, taking an antihistamine or decongestant can dry the sinuses. Other options include taking a mucus-thinning medication to reduce irritation from the drainage o... More »

Excess mucus draining down the back of the throat may be caused by a cold, the flu, allergies, a sinus infection or certain medications, according to WebMD. A small amount of mucus is always present in the throat, but co... More »

For those suffering from bronchitis, a humidifier keeps the air moist and warm to help break up mucus in the lungs and provide relief for a cough, according to Mayo Clinic. Inhaling steam over a sink of hot water or usin... More »

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