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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. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more