Sleeping with bronchiectasis

Posted , 4 users are following.

I have bronchiectais.  There are times when I can only sleep in a reclining position.  If I was to lay flat, I wheeze and cough too much to be able to sleep.

0 likes, 6 replies

Report / Delete

6 Replies

  • Posted

    Thank you for replying yes I know wat you meet just with more users to odd this thing I go see doctor at hospital next month guess I just have to wait for that.sorry to sound down but this condition makes me feel so alone right now I'm Gald at least we have this site to come to. Thanks hope you can get some more sleep.
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      This illness was really getting me down, but after being on this website and being able to 'talk' to other people with the same illness, I don't feel so alone.

      Also, I receive useful tips on how to manage this illness.  I hate feeling tired and sick most of the time and not be able to do the things I want to do. 

      Start thinking 'outside the box' on what you can find out about how to manage this thing.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Yes I will iv had it now for 2 years been in hospital last year this time and have cope ok since then been on antboits on and off since then but this time it seem different. But thanks and I will let you know how it goes wait for mucus text to come back x
      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I sleep with 2 pillows when I had a chest infection I had a v pillow as well but made my ribs hurt don't know if I had slept funny x
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I use a V pillow (pillow wedge).  I put a pillow on top for my head and a flatter, smaller pillow under my waist so that my back is not so curved. Try that. Or use a rolled up or folded towel at the waist.
      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up