So for most of my life, there has been a standard nighttime routine in the winters when the air is dry and my sinuses get a little clogged. I lie on my side to sleep, and eventually, the nostril/sinus on the side of my face closest to the pillow stuffs up. I roll over to the other side (thus making the clogged side now the “top” side) and eventually - due to gravity? - the congestion works its way back down to the other nostril/sinus. Roll over, lather, rinse, repeat.
But this winter, I’ve had an unhappy change in routine. When lying on a particular side, the “top” nostril/sinus gets clogged instead. It never “drains” (or whatever) and so I stay clogged on that particular side all night. It sounds minor, but I’m learning rapidly that I sleep better if I don’t stay on one particular side all night. I need to be able to roll over and switch sides. Now I can’t. Does anyone know why this change has occurred? Has gravity ceased to function inside the confines of my own skull?
(I was hoping for some factual info but if this leads to nothing but pure speculation, mods, pls feel free to move the thread.)