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, I've had a bad cold few days, it's nearly finished

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Hi,
I've had a bad cold for a few days, it's nearly finished but I have a really bad tickles cough it effects me more at night. Strangely I also have had 2 nights of hardly any sleep because I'm waking myself up murmuring or moaning when I do go to sleep, I think it's almost instantly but my partner said that he's sure I did get some sleep last night. I'm going to go to the pharmacy to get some sleep tablets, should I do anything else? It's just that I'm on hokiday and a bit worried that this no sleeping thing could carry on. Thx
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 2 years ago.
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Did you have sleep problems before also?

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Customer: Hi
Customer: Not massively I gring my teeth but that's about it
Customer: Grind
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Dr. P. Jyoti :

i wouldnt worry much about this

Dr. P. Jyoti :

sleeping problems can occur on holidays

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this isbecause of change in the environment

Customer: Ah ok is it linked to the cold I have as well?
Dr. P. Jyoti :

sleeping in any new bed or room can cause sleeping problems

Dr. P. Jyoti :

yes, thats likely

Customer: ok that's reassuring
Dr. P. Jyoti :

cold would cause some nasal block which can lead to discomfort and sleeping problems

Dr. P. Jyoti :

you dont need to get a sleeping pill for this

Dr. P. Jyoti :

just get a good cough and cold syrup OTC

Customer: Oh really
Dr. P. Jyoti :

they contain antihistamines which will cause sleepiness anyway

Dr. P. Jyoti :

so you will be like killing two birds with one stone

Customer: Ah ok great
Dr. P. Jyoti :

cough syrups like Benadryl cough and cold will do this

Dr. P. Jyoti :

and almost all other cough and cold syrups

Dr. P. Jyoti :

just ask the pharmacist if it causes sedation

Customer: I know I'm in Spain though and they gave a natural cough syrup but it's awful
Customer: No effect
Customer: Ok I will do that thx doctor
Dr. P. Jyoti :

I am not sure whats available in Spain but I am sure some medicated cough cold syrup will be available OTC

Customer: Ok thank you very much
Dr. P. Jyoti :

they all contain antihistamines and will give you relief from your symptoms as well as help you sleep

Dr. P. Jyoti :

so that should do it

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