Why sleep is one of the best things for a sore throat

Is your sore throat keeping you awake?

Everyone wants to have a great night’s sleep, but for those suffering with a sore throat, unfortunately, this isn’t always possible.

Let’s take a deeper look into some common questions around sleep and recovery and how a good night’s sleep can help to ease your throat pain.

Why is a sore throat worse at night?

When your nose is blocked, your body finds it easier to breathe through your mouth, which can make your sore throat even worse. Your throat can become dry and may cause further irritation.

Why is sleep important?

Restful sleep is an integral part of your body’s natural protection against sickness. Not getting enough sleep has been shown to increase the risk of developing a cold. In fact, research shows that sleeping less than 6 hours a night makes you almost four times more likely to develop a cold than those who sleep for seven hours or more.

This is why a good time to soothe your sore throat is right before bed. Our infographic below shows the benefits of a long night’s sleep and its impact on limiting the chances of getting cold symptoms like a sore throat and recovery.

What can I do to get a good night's sleep?

When you’re ill, your body is fighting hard to recover, but it can only do so much on its own. That’s why you need to provide your body with the support it needs.

Before you go to sleep, use Strefen Lemon and Honey Lozenges. It provides a fast and targeted pain relief for up to 4 hours. The active ingredient is flurbiprofen which is clinically proven to relieve sore throat pain and reduce swelling.

You can also practice these well-known self-care treatments to help rid yourself of a sore throat:

  • Gargling with saltwater
  • Using a humidifier
  • Drinking fluids
  • Inhaling steam (for adults only as this can cause scalding in children).
  • Sleeping on an incline if mucus at night is making things worse.

Please see a doctor or pharmacist if symptoms persist.

Now that you know how important sleep is for recovery try not to let another sore throat keep you awake at night!


This information is not intended to diagnose, in case of any doubt please consult your pharmacist or GP.