Sleep Is The Best Medicine When Fighting A Cold Or Flu

September 27, 2018

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As hard as it is to believe that we're in autumn with high temperatures still in the 90s, the season is indeed beginning to change.  That also means the cold and flu season will be here before you know it and while we all know that rest is the best medicine to become well again, how much rest do you need? The problem is most of us are impatient enough to get the proper amount of rest your body needs to fight the cold or flu.  According to a wellness expert, your bedtime can have a huge impact on how you feel when you're under the weather. Getting plenty of rest is crucial if you're feeling sick.  In fact, a lack of sleep may be one of the things that led to your illness in the first place. So if you're starting to notice some of first signs of a cold, like a congested nose or a tickle in the back of your throat, it's a good idea to give yourself extra time to sleep so that your body can recover as quickly as possible. However that time may vary on your body and in a world ruled by time that can be a daunting task.  So if you cannot sleep as long as your body needs, then adjust your sleep pattern to add an extra hour or two to your regular sleep time until you are well again. Bottom line: Whether you opt for an afternoon nap or you go straight to bed right after dinner, listening to your body really is key to feeling better.

SOURCE: Elite Daily

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