I have bronchiectasis and asthma, and just to egg the pudding, a hiatus hernia causing reflux. I was advised to raise the head of my bed to help with this as the acid has caused Reike's Odema, (sp?) a swelling of my vocal chords. So yesterday i raised the head of my bed by about 4/5 inches and when i got up this morning my chest was really tight and painful, and i have beenn huffing and coughing all day trying to clear the mucus with very poor results, so still tight chested and miserable.
So i wondered if anyone knows if my sleeping with my top half raised may have caused the congestion problem, as I have been fairly well for the past couple of weeks.