The Scary Truth About Nasal Decongestants and Sleeping Pills
When you’re suffering from the inability to breathe well and sleep well, nasal decongestants and sleeping pills are a godsend. While they’re providing you with temporary relief, we’re here to tell you about the scary truths of these temporary fixes.
The Scary Truths about Nasal Decongestants
The pharmacy aisle is lined with a variety of nasal decongestants. They’re often marketed as providing instant relief as a #1 Doctor Recommended Nasal Spray. What they don’t tell you about, are the harsh side effects that come with prolonged use of a nasal decongestant spray. With an active ingredient of Oxymetazoline, here are some of the common side effects:
- Blurred Vision
- Fast, irregular heartbeat
- Headache, dizziness, drowsiness or lightheadedness
- High blood pressure
- Increase in runny or stuffy nose
- Difficulty sleeping
- Burning, dryness or stinging inside of the nose
The Scary Truth about Sleeping Pills
If you or your bed partner are faced with snoring, a sleeping pill can turn into your best friend. Oftentimes suggested as the # 1 Pharmacist Recommended OTC Sleep-Aid, with slogans like sleep expert, there are unpleasant sleeping pill side effects. With active ingredients like diphenhydramine HCI and doxylamine, here are some of the common side effects:
- Daytime drowsiness
- Attention Disturbance
- Dry mouth
- Memory problems
An Alternative to the Temporary Fix
At ADVENT, we believe in providing real solutions for your inability to breathe and sleep well, not band-aids. With a proper evaluation of The Breathing Triangle®, we can get to the root of your sinus and snoring concerns, so you can ditch the temporary fix.
We understand that your concerns and goals are unique to you, that’s why we’ll help to create an individualized care plan. Whether medical management or a simple, in-office solution, like Balloon Sinuplasty is the best option, our goal is to get your real relief, out of the pharmacy aisle and back on track to living better.