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Old 05-11-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default Why does sleeping under a window or fan cause a cold?

Monday night I opened up my bedroom window to let a little air circulate through the room. It was roughly about 74 degrees that night, the next morning I woke up with a sore throat and a stuffy nose. I think its breaking today but its kind of baffling that a person could catch a cold just from sleeping in a draft. (ironically my wife is fine)

Does the same thing happen when you're camping and sleeping in the open?
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:21 AM   #2
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Because you are breathing through your mouth when you sleep, and that cold air dries your throat out, causing you to get a sore throat.

But the air does not make you sick.
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:22 AM   #3
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:32 AM   #4
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If I sleep with the window fan blowing across my bed, I tend to wake up congested.
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lol, you don't.

Germs cause a cold.

All germs have an incubation period. That is, a period of time before the germs' numbers reach critical mass, causing symptoms.
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There was a huge thread about this a while back. Marked 'till I find it.

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Not only that, but she has NO reason to continue to live on this earth. Not only is she taking up space, but she is by FAR the stupidest and most worthless person I have ever seen. Not only would I murder her if you gave me her address, but I would be willing to take the chair to make sure she never takes another breath. You can do us all a favor by blasting her in the back of the fvcking skull with a shotgun.
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:47 AM   #7
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Old 05-11-2005, 08:55 AM   #8
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Not only that, but she has NO reason to continue to live on this earth. Not only is she taking up space, but she is by FAR the stupidest and most worthless person I have ever seen. Not only would I murder her if you gave me her address, but I would be willing to take the chair to make sure she never takes another breath. You can do us all a favor by blasting her in the back of the fvcking skull with a shotgun.
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Not only that, but she has NO reason to continue to live on this earth. Not only is she taking up space, but she is by FAR the stupidest and most worthless person I have ever seen. Not only would I murder her if you gave me her address, but I would be willing to take the chair to make sure she never takes another breath. You can do us all a favor by blasting her in the back of the fvcking skull with a shotgun.
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:22 AM   #10
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Default Why does sleeping under a window or fan cause a cold?

Also, it is allergy season. You may not have a cold, but an allergy. Allergies can become sinus infections (but usually not overnight).
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Default Why does sleeping under a window or fan cause a cold?

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Not only that, but she has NO reason to continue to live on this earth. Not only is she taking up space, but she is by FAR the stupidest and most worthless person I have ever seen. Not only would I murder her if you gave me her address, but I would be willing to take the chair to make sure she never takes another breath. You can do us all a favor by blasting her in the back of the fvcking skull with a shotgun.
LMAO....

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Old 05-11-2005, 09:29 AM   #12
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Because you are breathing through your mouth when you sleep, and that cold air dries your throat out, causing you to get a sore throat.

But the air does not make you sick.
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:40 AM   #13
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A cold is a virus. You can't catch a cold from leaving your window open.
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:44 AM   #14
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lol, you don't.

Germs cause a cold.

All germs have an incubation period. That is, a period of time before the germs' numbers reach critical mass, causing symptoms.
There is a range of incubation period. In some cases can take as less as a week and as more as three weeks (this is for common flu, I think)
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:46 AM   #15
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Ihe draft cool exposed parts of your body. So this reduces the blood circulation in these parts, thus rendering your immune system less functional. And the immune system actually also have a working optimum at a higher degree than 37C. Also the air dries out your mucus glands (so they need to produce more mucus, and because it gets dried out it gets stickier.). All these things make you more suspecticle for bacterial infections.
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lol, you don't.

Germs cause a cold.

All germs have an incubation period. That is, a period of time before the germs' numbers reach critical mass, causing symptoms.
There is a range of incubation period. In some cases can take as less as a week and as more as three weeks (this is for common flu, I think)
I've heard anywhere from 24hrs to 3 days for common cold type baddies...
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Old 05-11-2005, 09:55 AM   #17
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Not only that, but she has NO reason to continue to live on this earth. Not only is she taking up space, but she is by FAR the stupidest and most worthless person I have ever seen. Not only would I murder her if you gave me her address, but I would be willing to take the chair to make sure she never takes another breath. You can do us all a favor by blasting her in the back of the fvcking skull with a shotgun.

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Old 05-11-2005, 11:27 AM   #18
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lol, you don't.

Germs cause a cold.

All germs have an incubation period. That is, a period of time before the germs' numbers reach critical mass, causing symptoms.
There is a range of incubation period. In some cases can take as less as a week and as more as three weeks (this is for common flu, I think)
I've heard anywhere from 24hrs to 3 days for common cold type baddies...
ok, then it was some other virus/bacteria/something. However, the incubation time varies - and sometime varies wildly
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Can't say it's ever been an issue for me..
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Cold air, moving air, or an open window cannot give you a cold. Though the open window could aggravate a person's allergies if they have any.
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