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I cough at night and can't sleep.

I cough at night and can't sleep.

Consult your MD: You are not able to sleep because of cough, i will suggest you get it checked by your doctor.You may have 1gastro intestinal reflux 2allergies/asthma 3chronoc bronchitis 4cough due to smoking and there can be other pulmonary conditions causing the cough. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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If I at night keep cough when sleep? What can I do

If I at night keep cough when sleep? What can I do

See doctor...: Possible reasons for a nocturnal cough include post-nasal drip, gerd, bronchospasm from any cause or a combination of factors. Since all of these have different treatments, you will need to see your doctor to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I've been having this cough that hasn't let me have a good night sleep.. Any recommendations?

I've been having this cough that hasn't let me have a good night sleep.. Any recommendations?

How long and: What else? Do you have fever? Do you produce sputum? Are you taking any medications? These and other things that can only be ascertained by an in-person examination needs to be evaluated. It would be prudent to see a doctor, if the cough has persisted more than 2-3 days. ...Read more

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I cough a lot and can't sleep what can it be?

I cough a lot and can't sleep what can it be?

Chronic cough: Many causes of peristent cough, including chronic bronchitis, asthma, brochial tumors, allergies, post nasal drip, reflux and more. Best to get evaluated for what is causing it for you. ...Read more

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Nyquil cough...How long will it put you to sleep?

Nyquil cough...How long will it put you to sleep?

Up to 6 hours averag: It causes up to 6 hours of sleep on average, but beware that some people are more sensitive to the sedating properties andalusia sleep longer. Dinky drive or operate machinery unless you are wide awake. ...Read more

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What is best to take for a productive cough while at work vs when I have to sleep?

What is best to take for a productive cough while at work vs when I have to sleep?

Cough issues:: First: stop smoking if you do smoke. Daytime cough (non-bacterial): i like cough drops, but medication you can take that wont make you drowsy: tessalon perles, zonatuss pills, Robitussin dm. Nighttime cough (non bacterial, non-asthma related): i like tussionex or Phenergan (promethazine) with codiene. See your doc. He will give you the right combo. You may need antibiotics. You may need a culture. ...Read more

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I have a productive cough, and i can't sleep. I was wondering of there is any home remedies to cure fast.?

I have a productive cough, and i can't sleep. I was wondering of there is any home remedies to cure fast.?

Productive cough: The value of productive coughing is the clearing of unwanted materials from the respiratory tract. Curing it beneficially would be by alleviating the primary cause. If this is viral, it should clear up by itself. If you smoke, stop. You can suppress cough with a variety of compounds containing dextromethorphan, but this will also inhibit clearing of materials that may be beneficial. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 months she has a heavy cough right now.. Is it better for her to sleep on her back or stomache ?

My baby is 6 months she has a heavy cough right now.. Is it better for her to sleep on her back or stomache ?

On her side. : I would not recommend you put her on her belly and you may be to worried to put her on her back so a comfortable and safe position for her might be on her side. You can also raise the head of the crib slightly. Is she vaccinated? Has she seen her pcp lately? Would not want to miss an rsv, croup or whooping cough. Good luck. Hope she gets better soon. /jp. ...Read more

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My son is 4 years old. He is coughing during the day but during the night when he is sleeping he doesn't cough?

If new onset cough,: it is most likely related to a mild URI and should run its course in a few weeks. No need for treatment. If cough is chronic or related to exercise, it may be a variant of asthma or even a tic cough and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I get lots of cough in morning n at night.its very severe at night. I m not able to sleep also.my age is 38 yrs.

I get lots of cough in morning n at night.its very severe at night. I m not able to sleep also.my age is 38 yrs.

Reflux esophagitis: is one possibility, try otc omeprazole if you are not pregnant. 20 mg in am 30 min before food. asthma is also a possibility ...Read more

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My whole day goes fine, but as soon as night start, cough caught me, due to this sometimes am not able to sleep properly?

My whole day goes fine, but as soon as night start, cough caught me, due to this sometimes am not able to sleep properly?

Further Assessment: Many causes of nighttime coughing should be investigated. History can often lead to a better understanding. Consult with a physician for a more complete diagnosis. ...Read more

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My mum complains that she will cough a few times every night when laying down her bed before sleep, and it stops there.Why?

My mum complains that she will cough a few times every night when laying down her bed before sleep, and it stops there.Why?

Cough is reflex: To anything that irritates throat. Infection, dryness, acid reflux are possibilities. If she has no fever and cough stops after a few times, it is probably nothing serious. If it persists or becomes worse, take her to a doctor to make sure there is nothing wrong with her lungs or throat. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to cough one time when you wake up followed by some thick white sputum? I sleep with air conditoner in room and fan

Is it unusual to cough one time when you wake up followed by some thick white sputum? I sleep with air conditoner in room and fan

Yes: Many people will have post-nasal drainage while sleeping that can collect in the back of the throat. When you awake, the first thing your bodt wants to do with that sensation is to clear it out. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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MY body starts to itch whenever i cough. I am a smoker too. iT has been 3 weeks so far. IT gets really worst in the night that i find it hard to sleep?

MY body starts to itch whenever i cough. I am a smoker too. iT has been 3 weeks so far. IT gets really worst in the night that i find it hard to sleep?

Needs to be checked: Are you taking any medicine.How long you have been coughing.Is it dry cough or you are coughing phlegm The itching is 3 weeks now You can take over the counter pills like Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the itching and cough medicine with Dexromethotphen And since you are a smoker consult your doctor and get checked And if you desire to quit smoking get advice from your Doctor as well ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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