Ear-Nose and Throat Doctor (ENT) Questions Sore Throat

Why is my sore throat worse at night?

I am a 19 year old male. I have a sore throat which is worse at night. Why is my sore throat worse at night?

2 Answers

While lying down at night, secretions may drain more into the throat. Also, many people sleep with their mouth open, causing increased throat irritation.
Do you breathe through your mouth at night? Do you experience nasal congestion? These are things that can make your sore throat worse by drying out your mouth.