Health 24 - Dr. Neil Schachter: “Sleep Soundly Even When You're Sick”

New York, NY
 – September 11, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Sore throat. Stuffy nose. Wheezing cough. When you’re sick with a cold or flu, all you want to do is crawl into bed and sleep for a week or two. But your pesky symptoms make it impossible to rest easy. When bedtime finally rolls around, you actually feel worse than you did during the day. "When you have a cold or the flu, congestion worsens at night," says Dr. Neil Schachter, medical director of the respiratory care department of The Mount Sinai Medical Center and author of The Good Doctor’s Guide to Cold and Flu. "When you lie down, the airways are more likely to become clogged with mucus." Learn more