What To Do when Sick in Bed

Nobody likes being sick, and in the hustle and bustle of today’s lifestyle, it may feel as if you don’t even have the time to be sick, never mind doctoring yourself back to health. But, the truth is that the sooner you get cracking on getting better, the sooner you’ll kick that bug to the curb and be on top of your game again. That said, here are some tips on what to do when you’re sick in bed.

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Stay Hydrated

Drink lots of fluids to keep your immune system strong and head off dehydration, which is one of the most common side effects when you’re not feeling well. Try herbal tea or hot water with lemon (or just stick with good old H20). You could also try drinking something packed with loads of electrolytes, especially if you’ve come down with something that makes you nauseous the entire time.

Take Your Meds

It’s important to get the meds that you need to feel better. If you’re unsure what medication you should be taking, consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice on when to take which drug and what would be best for your specific illness. It would also be advisable not to try and drive anywhere, as your judgment may not be the best.

Also, when you go to bed for the night, make sure that there are some basic necessities with you so that if something happens during the night (like needing medicine), it will be right next to you. For example, it would help if you packed things like water bottles, painkillers/anti-inflammatory drugs, headache relief medicine (you know what your specific needs are), tissues or a box of kleenex, and even some snacks to keep on the nightstand.

Stay in Bed

You’re feeling lousy, and staying in bed is good for you, so do it! Get plenty of rest to help heal what ails you. If getting comfortable on your mattress isn’t working out too well, try adding some pillows or blankets to make yourself comfier. you’re going to need all the rest that you can get if you want your body and mind to heal. If not, you may just feel worse or have a relapse because of too little sleep. Make sure that when you do go to bed for the night, there aren’t any lights on in the room (even from cell phones) and that you’re in a dark, quiet environment.

Keep Yourself Entertained

It might sound like an oxymoron, but boredom is one of the worst things for someone who’s not feeling well. So naturally, you’ll want to stay entertained, and something you can do is watch TV shows or movies on Netflix, take up a new hobby like knitting or reading, or even make your own soup. There are plenty of things that will keep boredom at bay while providing some much-needed distraction from the symptoms that have you down.

By utilizing the above tips, you’ll be back on your feet in no time! You may feel lousy right now, but if you spend one or two days doing the above and focus all your energy on getting better, you’ll beat this illness in record time!


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