I am more into just pointing the spray bottle towards the back of my head. I lean over and then aim more horizontally. That way I am getting back into my nose . If you hit the side or the top of your nose and dont get back where it needs to go it will usaully leak back out becuase there is nothing there to absorb it. Also your supposed to use your left hand for your right side and vice versa that way you are aiming away from the septum. Some spray bottles also dont work as well as others. I really like the nasacort spray bottle it has a really good pump on it.