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From early in my relationship with my husband, I started calling him Mr. Sniffles. He always seemed to have a cold or allergy to deal with. To this day, if he’s having a bad night with nasal congestion, we both have a bad day. Whether you or your partner have issues with nasal congestion or mouth breathing, it affects the way the both of you feel and function the next day.

There are so many ways lack of sleep can affect you. For me, I have difficulty focusing and become more forgetful. I’m not a big fan of the bags under my eyes either. My husband feels the same way. He says he’s even a bit more clumsy when he’s overtired.


We are working on getting our nights right so we can feel more energetic and refreshed each morning. I’ve created a “ready for bed” routine to help set a good night in motion. This includes making sure my husband is stocked up on his Breathe Right® Nasal Strips. This helps us BOTH have a better tomorrow.

Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are a drug-free and clinically proven way to instantly lift nasal passages and open your nose to help you breathe better so you can sleep better. When my husband sleeps better, I sleep better. It’s a win-win!


A recent addition to my bedtime routine is a cup of homemade mint tea with a hint of lavender. I find it to be so soothing. It’s super easy to make. Here is the recipe:

Homemade Mint Tea with Lavender

  • One cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1-2 fresh lavender blossoms
  • 4 cups water

Instructions: Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain leaves, and pour into your favorite tea cup. In the warmer months, this tea is nice over ice, too!

In addition to this tea, I’ve created the following routine to help me settle in for a good night’s rest.

Write in my gratitude journal – Instead of focusing on a to-do list for tomorrow, I spend a few minutes focusing on the little things I am thankful for each day. This helps set me off to sleep in a good mood.

Put on cozy sleep socks – When my feet are cold, it wakes me up. I love having a pair of cozy sleep socks like these.


Have an eye cover handy – While the days are still on the long side, the morning sun wakes me a bit too early. These cute eye covers match my socks and let me get in a few more ZZzzzs.

Place a lavender sachet under my pillow – The lovely scent helps me relax.

Make sure hubby applies his Breathe Right® Nasal Strip – When he forgets, we both suffer.


Breathe Right® Nasal Strips provide a variety of options. They come in different sizes, calming scents and even strips for sensitive skin. Simply follow the instructions in the box to properly apply a strip. It’s pretty simple. Make sure you have a clean nose, and apply the strip so that the tabs cover your nostrils where they flare. Rub gently to ensure it adheres well, and you’re ready for bed. In the morning, wash your face or take a shower before removing Breathe Right® Nasal Strips. This helps loosen the strip for easy removal.


You can find Breathe Right® Nasal Strips at Walmart. That’s where I picked up a new box for my husband. They are easy to find in the allergy aisle.


If you or your loved one suffers from nighttime nasal congestion, Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are a drug-free and clinically proven way to instantly lift your nasal passage and open your nose to help you breathe better so you can sleep better.

Want to try Breathe Right® Nasal Strips for yourself? Get $1 off and a free sample here.

What is your bedtime routine? Could you or your partner benefit from Breathe Right® Nasal Strips?

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  1. It sounds great! definitely it will make better 🙂

  2. Melanie says:

    Soft fuzzy socks a must! I will be adding mint and lavender to my shopping list, just the sound of it is relaxing. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. rebekah says:

    With the colder temperatures approaching, it seems everyone gets sick. GREAT info on how to help when I don’t feel good.

  4. I haven’t had a good nights sleep in over 18 years (my oldest turns 18 this weekend!) mostly due to my 5 daughters, but now that they are a bit older I can blame my husband! His snoring is crazy loud. LOVE Breathe Right Strips!

  5. Ali says:

    My dad could definitely benefit from these! Snoring does not make for a good night sleep for anybody. I’ll need to show him this article.

  6. Mint tea with lavender will definitely help you relax and help you fall asleep better. These are awesome tips and those breathe right strips are great!

  7. Jeanine says:

    my husband could sure use these strips! I think it would benefit us both and our poor little infant! He can be very loud when he snores at night!

  8. Angela Harris says:

    I love Breath Right Strips. They work every time for me. I sleep better too. My favorite are the Lavender ones.

  9. I don’t normally snore unless I am sick and congested. I am going to keep these in mind for when I have my next cold or sinus issues.

  10. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are all great tips for making bedtime better. Breath Right strips I have not tried but will be trying them for sure. The homemade mint tea with lavender sounds interesting and I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing the tips.

  11. Stephen says:

    This is great, my partner has been having trouble sleeping the past few weeks – maybe because it is now spring here in Australia so hayfever! Will have to give this a try!

  12. I hardly ever sleep. This might be something useful for me. More sleep could really do my my
    Mind, body and heart some good.

  13. We love breathe right strips. They’re so effective at relieving nasal congestion for easier breathing. And that drink sounds absolutely delicious and so calming.

  14. Sarah says:

    This is fantastic. I am so glad that you shared this with us, I know bedtime is hard for me often. I am often on the lookout for a new way to sleep better.

  15. Michelle says:

    I love the idea of writing in a gratitude journal to relax at night. Brilliant. And of course those strips for the hubby. Oh my word, we need those! #client

  16. As I snore big time, nose strips are the best things for me. My daughter gets mad when I wake her up lol

  17. Pam says:

    Mint tea with lavender sounds so good! I love anything with lavender. It is so relaxing.

  18. Jeanette says:

    I have use these when I have a cold and they are a lifesaver. I am really not into taking a whole Lotta different medications and this helps so that I can sleep at night.

  19. Doria says:

    I’ve been meaning to try these strips because I have horrendous sinus issues, especially at night! That coupon is going to come into good use. 😉 And thanks for the tea recipe, I love tea before bed!

  20. I should get some of these for my husband. He has a difficult time breathing at night when he sleeps. Thanks for the heads up!

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