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Every morning for the last month I have wokeb up with a really sore throat, mucus and a head ache but it dissapears around lunch time. Why is this?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sleep apnea?
The sore throat and mucus suggest excessive snoring (your bed partner can verify this) and the headache suggests low oxygen levels and/or high co2 levels.
This is suggestive of obstructive sleep apnea. You definitely need to see a doc for this and maybe have a sleep study to diagnose and possibly start treating this.

In brief: Sleep apnea?
The sore throat and mucus suggest excessive snoring (your bed partner can verify this) and the headache suggests low oxygen levels and/or high co2 levels.
This is suggestive of obstructive sleep apnea. You definitely need to see a doc for this and maybe have a sleep study to diagnose and possibly start treating this.
David Miller
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
This is a good thought by Student Doctor Miller, but lets think simple first. When upright, gravity is our friend and mucus drains down. When laying in bed the sinuses form lakes and gravity is NOT UR friend. Consider starting salt water washes before you go to bed, then if that does not help see UR allergist to find out better treatments than OTC antihistamines.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Sinus?
The headache and sore throat can suggest sleep apnea.
But the mucus is not part of that and suggests primarily sinusitis with post nasal drip. Esophageal reflux and chronic bronchitis are other possible causes.

In brief: Sinus?
The headache and sore throat can suggest sleep apnea.
But the mucus is not part of that and suggests primarily sinusitis with post nasal drip. Esophageal reflux and chronic bronchitis are other possible causes.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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