One thing we have discovered, to help reduce the coughing and choking at night, is to sleep my brother-in-law Victor in the "recovery" position (I think first-aiders would understand this term - I learned of it after my wife attended a Red Cross first-aiders' training course). This puts Victor onto his side in such a way that he cannot roll back into a supine position, and seems to limit the amount of saliva and mucus slipping down his throat. As a consequence there is less coughing and spluttering during the night, Victor gets a few hours of apparently peaceful sleep (as does his principal carer, my sister), and there is less panic when he does start coughing as he would be unlikely to choke in that position.
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