A cough is nature’s way of helping us loosen and get rid of mucus that’s congesting our system, but you don’t want it when you’re trying to sleep. Here’s a natural remedy to soothe the noise for a good night’s sleep—combine in a small saucepan the juice of half a lemon, one-half cup honey and one-quarter cup olive oil (any kind is fine), and cook for five minutes over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Let the mixture cool slightly, and then take one teaspoon every two hours, especially leading up to bedtime. Note: If your cough is chronic or persistent, be sure to visit your doctor.