Especially to those of us over 50!
Remember when our moms would rub our chests with the greasy, but oh so soothing, Vicks VapoRub?
Seems that mom was not too far off after all.
Scientists in Canada have found that greasing up the bottoms of your feet with the Vicks and then covering with a warm pair of socks will stop that awful night time coughing.
You read me right!
The scientists at the Canadian Research Council were investigating the effectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines as compared to alternative therapies like accupressure.
Cyn was about to do her own private investigation.
So, after taking a Nyquil capsule last night, I was sleeping before 11pm. By 5am, said Nyquil was wore off, and I was coughing almost continuously for perhaps 15 minutes.
Enough was enough.
Out came the Vicks.
Greased up the soles of my feet. (a bit on my chest also, for good measure)
Toasty warm socks.
And blissful sleep for another 3 hours.
Try it for yourself!