What are the Top 5 Ways that Allergies Can Cause You to be Tired?
Many over the counter and prescription allergy medications cause a side effect of drowsiness and fatigue. This can happen suddenly, or with increased use over time.
Many allergy suffers have a chronic post nasal drip. During the day time it's less noticable then when lying flat because we swallow the mucous. At night time, post nasal drip can cause throat itching and coughing that can wake you up from sleep.
3) Side Effects of Allergy Medications
Many over the counter allergies medications can have the side effect of fatigue and grogginess. This can occur on the first dose or after long term use.
People who suffer from allergies have allergic inflammation in their bodies. These inflammatory mediators are similar to those that our bodies produce during a cold or viral infection and can cause symptoms of feeling fatigue, brain fog, and feeling drained.
Did you know that uncontrolled asthma can present just at nighttime with a dry cough or wheezing? This is called nocturnal asthma. Asthma symptoms that seem worsen in the middle of the night, typically between 2AM and 4AM, are a significant cause of fatigue and poor sleep for those with allergies. Interestingly, nocturnal asthma can affect anyone with any type of asthma. What might trigger the worsening asthma at night? Sinus infections, post nasal drip and your body clock can trigger asthma.