Last night I slathered myself with Vick’s VapoRub. I put it on my chest, my neck, right under my nose (so I would inhale it directly) and rubbed it on my feet, as suggested by Hilda.
After she suggested that I decided to look that up as I had never heard of that before. I trust her because she is a yoga teacher. And anyone who knows anything about yoga knows about how important the feet are and the many pressure points there are as well.
I really couldn’t find anything that completely confirms or denies that Vick’s on the feet is a way to counter a nighttime cough.
But I knew it couldn’t hurt.
So last night soon before I went to bed I slathered on the VapoRub, took a shot of NyQuil and took a hit off my asthma inhaler, which helps calm my cough as I lay down and try to fall asleep.
I still also have my pillows propped up so I am not lying flat while I sleep. (I like to sleep on my back, my stomach and my side. So the pillows prevent me from moving around a lot, too.)
I don’t remember waking up coughing until about 4 a.m. That is what I call a successful night of sleep for the first time in about five nights.
And I can’t confirm or deny that the Vick’s on the feet is what did it, since I tried a combo of things. I plan on the same thing for tonight.