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I ve been sleeping with the fan blowing, I wake up with a stiff neck. Is it bad on the joints can t turn head without pain, what?

I ve been sleeping with the fan blowing, I wake up with a stiff neck. Is it bad on the joints can t turn head without pain, what?

No it is not but it: Maybe related to the muscles feeling tight or stiff but it is not harmful toneck or your joints. If your neck is painful and it persists even without exposing it to a fan at night then see your physician for a diagnosis and recommendations especially to make sure it is not related to swollen glands due to an infection. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Fans blowing on you when you sleep, harmful?

Fans blowing on you when you sleep, harmful?

No: Not harmful. I am in mexico now and have had the fan on at night for 4 days. ...Read more

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Does sleeping with a fan blowing right in your face cause you to catch a cold?

Does sleeping with a fan blowing right in your face cause you to catch a cold?

No: Colds are caused by viruses. A fan blowing won't increase exposure to viruses.
Many studies have looked at whether getting cold increases odds of catching a cold and for the most part there's little evidence of this; perhaps extreme cold may lower resistance but a fan won't cause that.
See https://www. Nytimes. Com/2016/07/19/upshot/repeat-after-me-cold-does-not-increase-odds-of-catching-cold. Html ...Read more

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Is sleeping with a ceiling fan bad for your sinuses?

Is sleeping with a ceiling fan bad for your sinuses?

No: As long as it's on low, the air circulation and white noise helps some people sleep better. It should not dry out the sinuses. But if you sleep with your mouth open, it can dry out the mouth a little faster. By the time air reaches your sinuses, it's been moisturized from the mouth and nose. ...Read more

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My husband cleaned with a very strong cleaner in a small space. I inhaled it being in same room. Went to sleep woke up 2 hrs later my chest hurts bad?

My husband cleaned with a very strong cleaner in a small space. I inhaled it being in same room. Went to sleep woke up 2 hrs later my chest hurts bad?

Acute bronchitis: If it's hurting bad then you need a chest x-ray to r/o acute lung injury but acute bronchitis is more likely- you never know what was in that vaccum bag... In some cases, it could be so severe that a burst of steroids might be needed. Frequently though, it may resolve on its own but I would recommend further investigation. ...Read more

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Is sleeping a lot a bad thing when you have taking too many all day strong aleve (naproxen)?

Is sleeping a lot a bad thing when you have taking too many all day strong aleve (naproxen)?

No, but....: You should not be taking more than 4 Aleve (naproxen) per day under any circumstances. If you take four or less, sleep is not a bad thing. Sedation is not a feature of naproxyn, except for my arthritis patients who sleep better or longer because of pain relief. ...Read more

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My period is 5 days delay. My vaginal discharge smells bad/strong. I've been sleeping late for the past days. What could be the cause of this odor?

My period is 5 days delay. My vaginal discharge smells bad/strong. I've been sleeping late for the past days. What could be the cause of this odor?

Be examined: You need to establish why your cycle is late and have the cause of your vaginal odor/ discharge investigated. See your doctor this week. All the best. ...Read more

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Was asleep now something is in my ear its trobbing and feels like strong wind blowing threw it how can I see for myself if something is in there?

Was asleep now something is in my ear its trobbing and feels like strong wind blowing threw it how can I see for myself if something is in there?

See in the ear: The ENT docs use specially designed equipment. How about an onset of tinnitus.
Only the ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists can tell the difference.
They are also called scientifically, otorhinolaryngologists. ...Read more

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Levery time I try and lay down I feel pressure like my head will blow up and when trying to sleep I start feeling like I am having a fit until I situp?

Levery time I try and lay down I feel pressure like my head will blow up and when trying to sleep I start feeling like I am having a fit until I situp?

Supine head pressure: There is limited information. Would check your blood pressure, also consider reflux, sinusitis, drainage. Try elevating head of bed and taking 1 zyrtec (cetirizine) 1 hour prior to bed and if that does not work omeprazole 20 mg twice a day. Follow up with a doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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When l lay down to sleep one nostril gets blocked. Try blowing nothing comes out. Dr gave me avamys spay, not much better. What else can l do at home?

When l lay down to sleep one nostril gets blocked. Try blowing nothing comes out. Dr gave me avamys spay, not much better. What else can l do at home?

Nasopulmonary reflex: When one lies on ones side, the upper nostril tends to clear or "open"; switching sides causes the other nostril to open. The most effective and safe inhaled nasal spray is a steroid such as fluticasone propionate (Flonase, Avamys). It shrinks the tissues of the nose and sinuses. Persistence of the symptoms warrants a visit to ones allergist or ear, nose and throat Dr to enable diagnostic tests ...Read more

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Sometimes when I sleep I feel pulses of electricity go through my body from head to toe that increases to a ful blow current im conscious but c/n move?

Sometimes when I sleep I feel pulses of electricity go through my body from head to toe that increases to a ful blow current im conscious but c/n move?

Hard to say for sure: After getting a good history and physical examination performed by a doctor it may be decided that a sleep study should be performed. However, you should see a doctor first about this problem. ...Read more

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Nose blocked one side, can't sleep, if I sneeze then blow it unblocks for 1 minute, it's driving me mad it's 4am here I need sleep what can I do?

Nose blocked one side, can't sleep, if I sneeze then blow it unblocks for 1 minute, it's driving me mad it's 4am here I need sleep what can I do?

Sinus congestion: Sounds like you may have sinus congestion - you may do well with nasal decongestants or even a nasal steroid (both of which are over-the-counter meds at the pharmacy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my nose is stuffy and when I blow my nose nothing comes out. Its difficult to sleep and I can't eat without my mouth being open can someone help?

What do you suggest if my nose is stuffy and when I blow my nose nothing comes out. Its difficult to sleep and I can't eat without my mouth being open can someone help?

Sounds obstructed: May be obstructed due to an allergy or your nasal anatomy. This can be evaluated by an ENT. May be helped with medications or sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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My eight year old sneeze a few times and blow his nose with lots of secretions, but only at night after a few hours of sleep. His allergic.

My eight year old sneeze a few times and blow his nose with lots of secretions, but only at night after a few hours of sleep. His allergic.

Allergic: Your son may be allergic to his bedding such as his pillow or possibly stuffed animals. Additionally if he sleeps with an open window mold and pollen may be blown in his bedroom causing allergies. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?

Cold muscles: Absolutely... A cool stream of air, even it if feels nice, can cause stiff neck- and shoulder muscles and make you wake-up achy... try a fan or so with indirect flow of air directly to you as an alternative. Or wear a thin shirt with a collar maybe? Good luck! ...Read more

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Upon waking up from a nap or nights sleep I spit up blood about 5 times then it clears. What could it be? Its only when I wake up and when I blow my nose there is no blood and when I cough no blood.

Upon waking up from a nap or nights sleep I spit up blood about 5 times then it clears. What could it be? Its only when I wake up and when I blow my nose there is no blood and when I cough no blood.

The: The source of blood can be from the lungs (bronchitis, cancer), stomach or esophagus (ulcers, inflammation, or cancer), or upper respiratory (nose, sinuses, pharynx). You need to be seen by a physician who can help narrow the possibilities and get you to the appropriate specialist (e.g. Ent, pulmonologist, surgeon, radiologist) for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My nose and throat get dry while sleeping and as for my nose when I blow it I see blood on the dried mucus. What could it be?

My nose and throat get dry while sleeping and as for my nose when I blow it I see blood on the dried mucus. What could it be?

Probably: All due to the dry membranes. Try a humidifier in your room (make sure you keep this clean). Also ocean nasal spray may keep the nasal passages moist. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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How can I unblock my sinuses so l can sleep better at night. I blow my nose nothing come out. Ct showed inflammed sinus 1side. Told use saline spray.

ENT assistance: You might well need the expert advice and treatment of an ENT-Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. For sinuses that are diseased like that, saline spray is a good first line therapy. You might want to try sleeping at something of an incline, since the gravity can help drain the sinus. You may need anti-inflammatory medications too, to get the swelling to go down so things can drain. Follow up with doc ...Read more

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I'm coughing mucus no sore throat sometimes blocked nose especially before I sleep and when I blow my nose thick creamish mucus comes out for 2 weeks?

I'm coughing mucus no sore throat sometimes blocked nose especially before I sleep and when I blow my nose thick creamish mucus comes out for 2 weeks?

URI or a cold: You have an Upper Respiratory tract Infection (URI) otherwise called a cold. Usually caused by viruses; over 110 have been identified. All the medicines for it are not for cure but for symptomatic relief. Chicken soup (Jewish Penicillin) works as well as anything you can get in the pharmacy and tastes a whole lot better (that's from personal experience). ...Read more

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Is it bad to sleep? Right? After you eat?

Is it bad to sleep? Right? After you eat?

Yes.: Eating heavy food does make you sleepy especially. And that can convert all the calories into fat, whereas if you do light excercise like walking, it helps digest the food better and not all the consumed calories are deposited in the body in the form of fat. Also there is hiher chance of getting reflux (heart burn) symptoms. ...Read more

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Would it be healthy or bad to eat before you sleep?

Would it be healthy or bad to eat before you sleep?

Try to avoid: Would try to avoid eating right before bed. If you must, make it a small snack. It takes energy for the body to break down food. You want the body to be slowing down, not ramping up for a task at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat then fall sleep 5 or 10 minutes later?

Is it bad to eat then fall sleep 5 or 10 minutes later?

Not recommended: You need to give your digestive system at least 2-3 hour before going to sleep. If you eat just before bed, then your body does not digest the food properly as it should, and a big portion of that food will be converted into fat. Hope it helps. ...Read more