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What should we do for midnight cough?

My father,48 starts coughing at midnight. He is fine other time. It doesn't let him sleep properly. Any help will be appreciated!
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973741 tn?1342342773
This is not uncommon.  Coughs get worse at night.  Do you think this is due to a cold/flu type of situation or something like GERD which can have a night time cough.  Gerd is acid reflux.  If you think it is post nasal drip from his cold, a very common reason to cough more at night, propping his head up a bit more when sleeping can help.  Adding pillows, towels under his pillow, etc. Does he use a humidifier?  He could try some tea with honey.  There is always cough medicine.  But I am not a huge fan of cough medicine because coughs are supposed to move gunk through our lungs.  If we don't cough, it sits.  Festers.  Possibly goes from being a cold to something like bronchitis which is bacterial.  No shortness of breath, right? https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319498#home-remedies
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20895295 tn?1585904154
Cough gets worse at night & sometimes it happens with me. The whole day I am okay & before going to bed I start coughing. Try gargling with warm salt water before going to bed.
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