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Why Is Tmj Worse At Night
When you lie down: on your spine, the nerve compression would worsen in that dependent position likely due to increased pressure and inflammation where the compression occurs. Usually nerve root compression occurs in the lower back (lumbar) and lying supine or on the side of the compression will worsen the symptoms. Standing up and leaning forward usually relieve symptoms for that reason. ...Read more
Lack of stimuli: At night and during rest many people feel more pain whatever the origin. This is felt to be due to lack of the many stimuli during the day that compete for attention and distract from some of the Pain stimuli. ...Read more
Circadian rhythm: Everyone has a natural circadian rhythm that controls your sleep/wake cycle. At night your cortisol (stress hormone) levels fall causing you to be tired and sleep. This drop also causes a change in the physiology of your body resulting in a number of changes including worsening of diseases sensitive to cortisol. Asthma is one such disease. ...Read more
Is it common to have more pain at night then during the day. I ask this bc my lower back pain is worse at night.
TMJ: This could be the TMJ (temperomandibular joint). As you lay down, and turn to your side.. You're likely putting pressure on the joint.. Taking Motrin before bed might help but Motrin can disrupt sleep. An eval by your dentist or your local ENT may help as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatigue: Not knowing what kind of pain limits my ability to answer, but in general at night we are tired and fatigued, and our tolerance of pain is lower. Additionally there is less external stimuli to distract us from the pain so we begin to dwell on it more. ...Read more
I am having intense leg pain at night. It keeps me up at night it is do bad. There is no pain during the day. What could be causing this?
I'm having a cough fit and yesterday it woke me up at night. Is there anything to make it better at night?
Medication: Treatment to prevent your night coughing depends on what is causing the cough. Nocturnal coughing often occurs from 2 to 4 in the morning and with the correct medication is should be controlled. Reflux of acid from the stomach can also cause coughing at night and treatment is effective. The key is the diagnosis and you should see your physician. ...Read more
Why does my anxiety increase 10-fold at night time? Is it lack of sunlight? Is it tiredness? I feel funny at night.
What could be causing my night time knee to hip pain? I only get this at night which wakes me up night after night.
Maybe hip bursitis: It is difficult to tell for sure what you have with the info provided and no examination, but my guess is that you have some inflammation on the outside of hip are--bursitis. When mild, people don't feel much during day, but laying on it for awhile during sleep causes aching pain which can radiate down near knee. Position changes relieves the pain? Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) for pain. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Insomnia? Cancer? Hard time sleeping at night. Stay up till 3-4 am and sleep until 3-4pm. Sometimes tired during the day but not much? What is this?
I've been having pains in my calves and arms. Worse at night, but not solely at night. Is this a circulation issue, sciatica, or something worse?
Are you hydrating?: Do you exercise daily? Are your electrolytes levels in your blood ok? How is your kidney function? Does anyone in your family have Diabetes? Any have Autoimmune disease Or Vasculitis? Do you take any medicines or non-prescription medicines? These are a few questions I wonder about when trying to think of a cause. ...Read more
My knees hurt all the time but worse at night! no injury and been going on about a year what would make it worse at night?
Consider: Sleeping with a pillow in between your knees if you sleep on your side. And if you sleep on you back, below your knees. Sometimes it is our position. Please make sure you walk with shoes with good arch support, or your knees will eventually be closer together when you walk and hurt on the inside from too much pressure. Good luck! visit local orthopedic doctor for more specific help. ...Read more
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