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How to Sleep When You Are Sick

sick in bed

When you’re sick, the one thing your body needs more than anything else is often the one thing that feels the most elusive – sleep.  You want it. You need it. But the symptoms of your cold or flu seem to make it impossible.

According to WebMD sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, “It’s true that many cold and flu symptoms seem to get worse at night, and they can interfere with sleep just at the critical time when your body needs rest the most.” But, why is this the case and what can you do to increase your ability to sleep when you’re sick?

Sleeping with the Sniffles: How to Snooze with a Cold

Sleeping with a cold

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The summer cold catches the best of us off-guard. Is there anything worse than feeling stuffed up and suffering from a headache in a heat wave? If getting through the day with a cold is a challenge, then trying to sleep during the night is full-out competition. Before going into a panic, let’s look at some options for gaining some relief from your runny nose and heavy head, at least while you sleep.