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Saturday 27th August 2016
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Why does illness feel worse at night?


When you’re not feeling well, why is it worse during the night than during the day?
Wilford, Forest Hill


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Name: Khoruf, London
Qualification: Trader!
Answer: It’s to do with the level of steroids you have in your bloodstream. You naturally produce about 7mg at night and that makes you feel better in the morning, but your body uses up that amount, so you feel worse at night.