Hello doctor, good night. I want to ask if you have asthma, then sleep on your back but face covered by a pillow, is that OK?
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Asthma is a disease of narrowing and swelling of the small airways accompanied by excessive mucus production which causes difficulty in breathing, coughing, and breathing sounds. The cause of asthma itself is a combination of genetic and environmental factors, while the triggers of asthma in each person can be different, including:
certain substances in the air (eg pollen flowers, mold spores, animal dander, cockroach particles, etc.) respiratory infections physical activity cold air air pollution and cigarette smoke certain drugs or certain foods and drinks emotions and high stress etc. Sleeping position itself is not known to trigger asthma attacks. Some asthma sufferers do have a tendency to experience asthma attacks at night (or called nocturnal asthma), but the cause of nocturnal asthma itself is not clearly known. If you do not feel tightness when sleeping in the supine position, then you may still sleep in the supine position. However, covering your face with a pillow when you sleep is not very recommended because the pillow itself can cover your nose and mouth, making you have difficulty breathing. If the purpose of you covering your face with a pillow is to cover your eyes (to be dark while sleeping), you can try to use a special eye patch during sleep so that your airway is not closed as well.
You should also regularly check with a lung doctor, especially if you often experience asthma attacks (both in the afternoon or at night).
Here is a more complete article that you can read about asthma
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