I have heard over recent years that if little kiddies are suffering from bad cough's - and overnight is often the worst - at bed time to rub Vicks VapoRub on the sole of their feet and cover with socks. This is supposed to give them a cough free sleep.
I have often wondered why this wouldn't work for adult feet. Now that I have the 'Billion Times Worse Than The Man Flu' and have started coughing and spluttering, I decided to put the theory to the test
The test results have now been collated and are in. Dropping off to sleep there were still a few cough episodes. However for half of the night, I had a cough free sleep and slept well. The second half was still a good sleep, but interrupted not so very often however, by a short coughing episode every now and then.
So I can recommend this method. All hail the mighty Vicks VapoRub