I just got back home after a month of being out-of-town and was instantly holed up in bed with an awful cold and bags under my eyes like a raccoon. Nevertheless, enjoyed all the pampering that came my way showered with love and some hot tea!:) Feeling "under the weather" was a phrase that apparently sprung from maritime roots. During storms, the seas would get rough, causing passengers and even sailors to frequently become sea-sick. This lead to the passengers heading below the deck to a lower point where the rocking was less pronounced. Passengers were thus forced under the deck away from the elements/ weather and the expression “under the weather” was born!