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11 Emotional Stages Of Trying To Get Some Sleep With A Blocked Nose

We've all been there. Trying to sleep, but then your nose gets all stuffy and blocked. Otrivin totally understands these stages, and they want you to get a good night's sleep.

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1. Confusion

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Only yesterday everything was OK. Now you're questioning just how much breathing you do through your nose and why it was so important before.

2. Sadness

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Remembering all the good times you had with your unblocked nose.

3. Regret

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Not appreciating just how amazing breathing was and is.

4. Happiness

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Thinking you've unblocked your nose because you've found that just-right angle to rest your head on the pillow.

5. Anger


Realising the pillow trick only gave you false hope, and your nose is still blocked.

6. Frustration

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Like seriously why is this the only time you realise just how amazing being able to breathe normally really is?

7. Anxiety

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Thinking you won't get enough sleep for work for whatever you've got on the next day.

8. Hope / Via

Maybe a hot tea will clear out the sinuses? BUT you're in bed already. And tea means you'd have to get up out of bed. NOPE.

9. Remorse

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Never not being prepared for this state of affairs again.

10. Acceptance

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The final stage where you just accept you've failed and try to breathe through your mouth to get some sweet, sweet sleep...only to give up on that in two minutes because you've now got cottonmouth. :(

Don't let a blocked nose ruin your next beauty sleep. Grab some Otrivin.

ALWAYS READ THE LABEL. Use only as directed. For temporary relief of nasal congestion. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.