Sleep grease? And, does sleep affect medication? And, how does sleep relieve pain?
A) Sometimes I'll take a mid-day nap. Before I go to sleep, my face will feel normal and dry, or slightly oily around the nose area. But after I wake up from my nap, even if it's only for twenty minutes, my entire face is totally oily. What causes this? It's as if sleep turns up my body's petroleum production...
B) Does sleep have any effect on medication? For example, if I took any sort of antibiotic, vitamin, ssri, maoi, or what have you, would my brain's activity during sleep alter the medication's affect, perhaps even keeping the medication from working?
C) Several years ago, I woke up around 5am with extreme lumbar pain, most likely from sleeping on a very uncomfortable bed. I spent the next several hours crying and vomiting from the pain. Then, as I was sitting in a recliner trying to not move, I fell asleep, for no longer than 30 seconds or so. As soon as I woke up, the pain was completely gone. It's as if falling asleep "rebooted" whatever was causing the pain. How would sleep have done this?