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What happens when you sleep in cold for too long?

What happens when you sleep in cold for too long?

U become Eskimo Pie: Can you give a little more context to what you're asking because the way it stands I would say just about anybody could answer the question and give a pretty spot on reply. Obviously, you're looking for something specific. Trying to get back at a nasty Sarge in the military who made you stay outside the barracks all night in your underwear without a blanket or was that your S.O.? Aging is slower.

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How do I relax to go to sleep when I have a cold?

How do I relax to go to sleep when I have a  cold?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?: You might try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in a small amount to 1) dry up the mucus and 2) make you feel drowsy. Use a neti pot to rinse your sinuses to clear the mucus, if this feels comfortable. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also relax some people. If you manage to relax and to fall asleep, your recovery time will be helped.

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How can you sleep when i've got an awful head cold?

Symptom relief: Symptom relief would help with sleep. You can use Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Aspirin for headache or sinus pain, Loratadine (claritin) for congestion, and nasal sprays such as xylometazoline or oxymetazoline (afrin) for nasal congestion. Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) for congestion might keep you awake. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphendhydramine) instead of Claritin might also help with sleep.

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What should I do if i'm abnormally cold when sleeping?

What should I do if i'm abnormally cold when sleeping?

Cover up: And check your thyroid levels. The lowest body temperature normally occurs in the early morning hours, about 3 or 4 in the morning.

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What can I do to help my baby sleep when he has a cold?

What can I do to help my baby sleep when he has a cold?

Humidifier & TLC!: Colds in babies can be so hard because there are not many medicines that are safe to use. A simple cool-mist humidifier with plain water can work wonders for your baby's congestion and cough. Also, saline nose drops/spray is really helpful for the stuffy nose. If there is a lot of mucus, a bulb aspirator is useful. Upright positioning for sleep (in a swing or carseat even!) may also help.

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How do I get my 1 year old to sleep when she has a cold?

How do I get my 1 year old to sleep when she has a cold?

Comfort: The average is 40-50 or so, but many kids its about 20+ and beginning to string two words together. However, as important is COMPREHENSION of speech. So much so that newer studies suggest kids who speak a little slower BUT understand and follow directions well, likely will catch up just fine by 5-6 years old. There is a spectrum of normal. If slower, check with your Pediatrician.

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Is it best to go cold turkey if trying to get off sleep meds?

Is it best to go cold turkey if trying to get off sleep meds?

No: Unless the medication is giving you serious side effects, generally you should taper the medication slowly. Otherwise, you run the risk of resulting in rebound insomnia. Talk to your doctor about how to do this.

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Please advise if it's okay to sleep all day with a cold and hangover?

Please advise if it's okay to sleep all day with a cold and hangover?

What do you mean ok?: If you have to get to work, or you have children to take care of (or other responsibilities) spending the day in bed would not be "ok." if a person is drinking enough on a regular basis to cause hangovers, then that person is drinking too much. If one routinely has to avoid one's personal responsibilities because of impairment of hangovers, that is an alcohol problem.

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Is sleeping in a Warm/hot environment or a cool/cold environment better for your health?

Is sleeping in a Warm/hot environment or a cool/cold environment better for your health?

Comfortably cool: Slightly cooler is better than warmer, as long as you are comfortable and are not shivering from the coolness.

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While i sleep sometimes i sweat real bad. My temp is not high & i feel cold. This normal?

While i sleep sometimes i sweat real bad. My temp is not high & i feel cold. This normal?

Night Sweats: Go to the following web site: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/night-sweats/my00576/dsection=causes.

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Serious cold with sputum and hard to get it out can't sleep at the night , what should I do?

Serious cold with sputum and hard to get it out can't sleep at the night , what should I do?

Check with your doc: That is frightening. It is stuck. Can be very bad. Discuss inhalers with your doc, especially inhaled steroid. Good luck and do not procrastinate.

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Im 20 and homeless what's the best way to keep myself warm at 32 degrees at night. I have a sleeping bag.

Im 20 and homeless what's the best way to keep myself warm at 32 degrees at night. I have a sleeping bag.

Shelter?: If you can find a shelter, go! If not, put on all the clothes you have. Grab some free papers (WWs) crumple them up and stuff them in your bag for insulation, esp at feet. Stay dry. Look for a place out of the wind (parking garage, doorway,under a car) and put newspapers or cardboard under your bag. Cover your head with anything. Share body warmth with someone else if you can. Hang in there!

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What causes me to feel cold on the inside all the time, I have 2 blankets on me all day. I sleep most of the day.

I see that you have : A # of medical conditions. Has your thyroid been checked recently (hypthyroidism)? Depression & poorly controlled diabetes mellitus or congestive heart failure could also be impacting your sxs.

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Can't sleep at night wake up with cold sweats and feelin very flushed happens severely times. It's been over a month ?

Can't sleep at night wake up with cold sweats and feelin very flushed happens severely times. It's been over a month 
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Ans: Well really more history is needed. But with the little you say you would be advised to see your doctor to check your blood. Start here sounds like metabolically you could have an issue. Also check a urine pregnancy if you are sexually active

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My wife is always warm. We even turn air cold, but she can't sleep at night because she is too warm. She is 71 years old. ?

My wife is always warm.  We even turn air cold, but she can't sleep at night because she is too warm.  She is 71 years old.  ?

Need more info: There are many potential explanations to explain this problem with your wife. Natural Hormone balancing would probably be one of the simplest places to begin an exploration. Would be happy to help further explore this problem on the concierge service. healthtab.com/DR – stevenfergusonmd

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What could be causing a headache that persists more than a week? They are usually so bad I have to sleep it off; no cold or cough.

What could be causing a headache that persists more than a week?  They are usually so bad I have to sleep it off; no cold or cough.

Headaches: The ongoing headaches for a week warrant medical attention. Some of the common causes in a 50-year-old person include arthritis or a herniated disc in the neck, sinusitis, a brain tumor, a ruptured aneurysm, and poorly controlled high blood pressure. Migraines usually do not start at the age of 50. See a neurologist for evaluation of the headaches.

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My six month old has a cold and it is keeping her you all night long is there something i can give to her that will help her sleep?

My six month old has a cold and it is keeping her you all night long is there something i can give to her that will help her sleep?

Nose drops: Salt water nose drops can help. They keep the nasal passages cleared she may also benefit form sleeping at a 45 degree angle to help with drainage....When we are congested laying flat can make us miserable.

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I'm 27 female. I need help with my thoughts I'm afraid to sleep and I'm afraid of heat. I have to be so cold just to breathe good to me?

I'm 27 female. I need help with my thoughts I'm afraid to sleep and I'm afraid of heat. I have to be so cold just to breathe good to me?

I'm sorry: to hear that you have to deal with something like this. I know it's probably very difficult and applaud you in your desire to seek help. You're best bet is to work with your primary care doctor to get a referral to a psychiatrist and/or a therapist in your local area. That's a good point to start from to get you on the right track.

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Every night I get very cold when lying down. I wake up covered in sweat every single morning but I'm even more cold than when I went to sleep. Why?

Every night I get very cold when lying down. I wake up covered in sweat every single morning but I'm even more cold than when I went to sleep. Why?

Consult PCP: Please consult your PCP immediately. It is possible that you may have Orthostatic hypotention., where, there is a decrease in systolic blood pressure of approx. 20mm hg and a drop of 10 mm hg in diastolic pressure from laying down to standing position. Decrease in BP, increases heart rate, may cause sweating and feeling cold. Blood pools down in standing position, causing hypotention and symptoms