Honey is one of the best treatments for a persistent or viral cough. One of the most effective ways to use honey is to create a mixture of 5 parts honey and one part instant coffee. Each morning, mix one teaspoon of the mixture into a small cup of boiling water until dissolved. Drinking this mixture several days in a row may help to relieve your persistent cough.
For those of you who get up one or more times during the night to urinate, eating a couple of table spoons of raisins (one kid-sized snack box) may cut down your trips to the bathroom