October 16, 2018

Consider your attention grabbed

I'm a mouth breather from way back. I was the very definition of "snot nosed kid". Allergies left me perpetually with stuffed sinus cavities. The only way to breath as a kid was through my mouth. Fortunately, the allergies have abated over the years. I learned to breath through my nose. Except at night. Then I must fall into old habits. Pokes in the ribs occasionally inform me I am  snoring.  In recent days I have woken to a sore throat. The big question is it an on-coming cold or just a result of very dry air and open-mouth breathing? Hypochondriac me says I am on the brink of.a cold so bad normal humans would beg for a hospital admission. After all, the wife spent the end of last week with a cold. My head says I'm fine, it is just the lack of humidity. Time will tell.

It is a chilly 33 outside this morning. Brr. OK,  I wouldn't know. I'm inside where it is a semi-comfortable 68. But I bet if was outside sans shoes and coat I would be cold.

Look, do you want a blog post or not?

I could bore you with the minutiae that is my life. Aside, yes there are things even more boring than the opening paragraphs. I don't think I will do that to you. Instead I hope you have a great day. Rest assured I will be back if real inspiration strikes. It would be best if you check back often. 


4 comments:

Ed Bonderenka said...

That dry raspy throat, if not infected, is open to it.
Humidifier?

Linda said...

I wake up that way. sooner or later, it will make me ill.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

CPAP user here. I seem to get upper respiratory crud less often than I did before. And I don't snore anymore. (Wife says I wheeze, but I think that's the machine she's hearing.)

dragonlady474 said...

It could be your sinuses draining into your throat. When mine do,I wake up with a sore throat. It goes away after a little while.

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