Following a cold or flu I'm often afflicted by a persistent cough which keeps me awake at night. After a recent bout of the flu I discovered that sleeping in the "recovery position" allowed me to easily make it through the night with little or no coughing. If I did not maintain the position, the cough would return and waken me. I cannot find any information regarding the use of the recovery position for cough relief while sleeping. I don't know whether my experience was just due to the placebo effect, the circumstances of this infection, or some aspect of my personal physiology. I'm curious as to whether it would work for others. If anyone has any further information I'd be interested to know more. If anyone has a cough and would like to give this a try, I'd be interested to know if it helps.