Tips for daily living (Asthma)

2) Mornings

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Some people with asthma find they feel at their worst first thing in the morning. You may not have slept well, you may be bothered by secretions. You may feel your muscles are stiff or sore until you get moving again.

Take your peak flow measurements before using your inhaler.

Have your inhalers beside your bed and take a first dose to open up your airways before you start to do your morning tasks. Start slowly until you feel your breathing is better.

If you have not slept well, think about changing your sleeping position – you may sleep better if you are more upright with pillows for support. Consider rearranging your pillows or getting an ‘A’ shaped pillow.

You may get a dry mouth during the night. Keep a drink of water beside your bed.