Having flu, can't sleep

@shaqziad (655)
Malaysia
July 10, 2012 1:18pm CST
It's 2 a.m., and i'm laying on my bed trying to catch some sleep, but my nose is killing me. i need to sleep, or i'll woke up late in the morning. i did add more pillow below my head to raise my head position, but it didn't work. is there anything i can do so i can sleep?
8 responses
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
19 Jul 12
Well, I can understand you perfectly! Even in the past when I was hit by the flu, only sleeping was a problem. I remember I could not even move in bed, or I was arriving a headache unbearable. I also tried to put more pillows in order to take a more comfortable position. Often this was in vain. Now (and let's face slowly) are now several years since I'm more struck by the flu. However the memories of that question, I have very many. As a childit took it at least once a year!
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@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 12
thank you for understanding what difficulty i faced that night. the pillow thing didn't worked, right? at least we tried.
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
Its best to take decongestant pills or inhale steam to open your airway, also to make your self feel warm and to avoid cold environment
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@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 12
Inhale steam into airway? you mean like putting a cup of boiled water below nose, and let the hot steam into your nose? this is the first time i heard of this. Thanks! I will definitely try this the next time i have flu.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
10 Jul 12
Well, although lately I is no longer happening, do not hide the fact that there were periods in the past and spent whole nights without sleep, or rather, I could not sleep. It does not matter if I used one or more pillows! What a trouble, then get up the morning! I often wake up at noon. As I said though, when fortunately I can sleep well at night now.
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@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 12
Yup, can't sleep just because of flu, I think I'm the lamest person in world. Fortunately i get to sleep around 5 a.m. that day, and get some sleep for a couple of hours. Later I spent the whole morning with my little brother ( who is the source of flu virus, since he got sick first) in bed with breads and story books. Now I'm okay already. thanks for sharing.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
It is not easy to sleep when we are not feeling well. I hope you are doing well now. Every time you have something feeling bad, you should prepare always your medicine and take it. Is it is normal you can't sleep while feeling bad since your body is not in a good condition.
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
21 Jul 12
thanks for your concern. yes, ow I'm already feeling better. Haha, i know I'm lazy in stocking medicines. maybe i'll do that starting now.
@cearn25 (3460)
• Philippines
21 Jul 12
Don't be lazy. Stop being lazy because it will not do any good to us. It will just destroy our way of life. Be a good person. Thanks too and take care always of your health!
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@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
26 Jul 12
i will take better care of my health. mom is babbling all the time about eating more fruits rich in vitamin C. thanks for reminding.
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
13 Jul 12
I always thought it is easily to sleep with you are having flu. Since mucus is the problem, have you tried sleeping on your side?
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
14 Jul 12
I tried various position to sleep. Including on my side. It didn't work. But gladly now I'm free already from flu. Thanks anyway for suggesting.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
11 Jul 12
Sorry, to hear your having such trouble with this. Ive been there and dont wish it on my worse enemy. I remember working midnights and having sinus problems. It was brutual as I would be up for days on end.
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 12
brutual? that is quite a harsh way of explaining flu. thanks for feeling sorry. now i'm ok already.
• India
10 Jul 12
Drink plenty of water.It will help you keep hydrated.The flu can cause a loss of appetite,but patients often find warm,salty both agreeable.If you are not eating much,juices are a good choice.Because they provide you nutrients which you are missing. I think this will be better option to you.because at 2 am you wont find any medicals.So drink plenty of water.
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 12
yup, i have drinking water right now beside me. thanks.
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
10 Jul 12
hi, there i guess, having flu is the most boring and disturb sickness, you feel no pain but you feel like you can not take any more, try dinking vita. c is the best and drinking chicken soup its the best also, and it will go a way sooner or later ther
@shaqziad (655)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 12
yes, it is so true. it does not really painful, it just causing discomfort. maybe i'll heat some canned chicken soup later. thanks.