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How Come, When I am sick, I always feel worse at night.?

I can feel perfect fine during the day...but keep myself awake at night with a hacking cough or some other sickness.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    First, the pressures in our bodies change when we are horizontal. Lying down increases congestion, ear pain, postnasal drip, sore throats, and several types of cough.

    Additionally, our bodies are on a 24 hour clock called the Circadian Rhythm. Hormone levels rise and fall according to this daily cycle. Some hormones help us to wake up in the morning, others help us to sleep at night. These same hormones affect how we feel pain. During the day high levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, keep us from feeling some of the pain and keep our fevers in check. At night our fevers rise and our discomfort increases. At night the amount of stimuli we are bombarded with is drastically reduced. This gives our brains an opportunity to pay more attention to this already increased level of pain. These factors combine to greatly amplify symptoms at night.

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  • 3 years ago

    Feel Sick At Night

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  • 4 years ago

    sick feel worse night

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Im the EXACT same...always worse at night. I think its because your body starts to shut down to heal itself. The best thing when you're sick is to rest when your body tells you to.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Get rid of the Bounce and Glade Plug-Ins and ALL other fragranced products that you use in your home and on your body. You will see a DRAMATIC change in your health.

    These fragranced products are know respiratory irritants and cause Asthma and Allergies as well as Migraines and many other health problems.

    There has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases over the last few decades which are now major public health problems and an enormous burden on health care resources.

    Common manifestations of allergy include asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and food allergy. Subjects with allergic diseases are usually atopic,and develop sensitization to common allergens. Having said that atopy is only one part of the oh so very complex allergy spectrum.

    The disease course of asthma is influenced heavily by the home environment and the exposure to multiple potentially harmful compounds may begin prenatally and continue through childhood. Observational studies have suggested that an intense exposure to a particular allergen, during pregnancy could increase the risk of offspring being sensitized to that allergen and having allergic asthma. It is now known that allergens can pass through the placenta and sensitize the foetus.

    Solutions for these exposures are available and should be actively sought out by all. Knowledge gaps exist, in particular concerning the development of the complex nervous system of a child in the milieu of multiple exposures

    Examples of harmful home exposures include lead, which can be a particularly harmful neurotoxin along with other neurotoxins,such as pesticides, which work by poisoning household pests and affect similar metabolic pathways in children. The quality of air and the presence of mold, ETS, and pet dander in the home contribute to or detract from the health of a child.

    Homes contain a myriad of products, chemicals, and objects that offer exposure hazards to children. The 5 categories of substances most frequently involved in paediatric exposures are cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning substances, analgesics, foreign bodies, and topical agents. So as a parent you should make a conscious effort in knowing what it is exactly you are bringing in to your home and making sure your child is safe. A note should be made here about a common indoor work activity for youth across many industries which is cleaning and use of cleaning products. Acute exposures to disinfectants and sanitizers usually involve inflammation, oedema, and burns not to mention the development of respiratory problems and increasing chances of developing cancers.

    Target your focus on primary prevention. So instead of filling your home with anti this and anti that medications(secondary preventions by treating the symptoms)simply avoid exposing yourself and loved ones to agents that are suspected or known to be harmful. Remember brand loyalty kills and you do not need to be rich in order to be smart and stay healthy.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just try not to think about it and get some sleep. Feel better!

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  • 1 decade ago

    because you're lying there trying to sleep with nothing to distract you from how sick you are. i know, im currently experiencing it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    cuz ur whiped out

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  • 4 years ago

    maybe you have less distractions, so it seems intensified.

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