certain Cold med/pain killers slow down the heart rate and lower the BP, alcohol has the same effect, of course you combine that with Sleep (which does exactly the same thing again) and you`re asking for a whole heap of potential trouble!
you should be happy you still have your cold, you very nearly didn`t!
I do hope it goes away quickly for you though, we`ve not long gotten over one here also, it can be quite misserable, of course it`s not quite Chicken Soup, but you Do have a good excuse to use that leftover Turkey Now :)
Katherine Snow. xx