One possible treatment would be to try nasal strips that use tape to open nasal passages at a common site of blockage This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Dear Dr. Roach: Every night for the past several months, my sleep has been interrupted by a whistling sound when I exhale. I notice it only when I wake up in the early morning. It prevents me from going back to sleep. My husband tells me that it is constant during the night. If I concentrate, I can hear it during the day, but it doesn’t bother me. I am a 61-year-old female; I don’t smoke and am in good health, with no medications. This nighttime wheezing/whistling is very annoying. Is there a natural remedy you could recommend? Dear P.M.: A whistling sound happens with airways that are small enough to cause turbulent flow (which is why we purse our lips to whistle). In the nose, you could have a deviated septum, which leads to a smaller passage on the affected side. You also might have congestion in the nasal passages (in “congestion” the lining of the nasal airways is inflamed: swollen and with enlarged blood vessels); this can come...