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Is It Bad To Fall Asleep With A Cough Drop In Your Moutg
I have a horrible cough. I couldn't fall asleep. Sitting up straight helped, until my jaw started hurting really bad. Could I have pulled a muscle?
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
I have a cough and have started moaning as i fall asleep. I've only ever done when i had pneumonia around 18 months ago. Should i be concerned?
Possibly: But cannot diagnose you over the internet. If you are feeling poorly it never hurts to get somebody to examine you. On the other hand, if you have no other symptoms (fever, chills, shortness of breath, chest pain, etc.) it is not likely that this is pneumonia (although atypical pneumonias do occur). Go and see a doctor. ...Read more
I fall asleep and then I wake up because I need to cough a lot and it makes me gag really hard. It's been like this for about 4 days.
A few thoughts: Could be secondary to sinus, postnasal discharge, but also could be due to stomach issue, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Of course, I cannot exclude a medication side effect (antihypertensives) or pulmonary issue, based on description. Check in with your doctor and get this pinpointed. ...Read more
Hi I have a question regarding an itchy cough at night. Soon as I fall asleep i wake up with itchy sensation in throat coughing/gagging kinda.
Itchy throat: Please see your doc to make sure you do't have a condition that may close your throught. After that, consider getting a food sensitivity lab panel. Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has a good one. Eliminating the offending food(s) can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What does it mean when men tired? Has a head cold cough, head and nose last few day's but seem's to always fall asleep. Takes fluoxetine tablet's.
Hello, i have problem with that, that i am at morning at work so tired, that i must walk and so on, because i have a feeling that i will drop and fall asleep and i can't be at work, so i must leave it earlier. That feeling that i will drop is so bad.
What's the best way to relax my body while trying to fall asleep? Without having bad anxieties
Such as heart feels like it wants to drop while sleep
Depends: Short sleep latency as already described may not be bad. Average time to fall asleep is about 11 minutes. Less than 8 minutes may be a sign of a sleep disorder.. It may also indicate sleep deprivation. If there are other symptoms like daytime sleepiness or snoring or visual hallucinations during sleep onset or awakening... Should get it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer