What To Do When You’re Sick
So you’re not feeling very well at all. What are you going to do? If you’re really not feeling that well, you may go to the doctor, but what about those times when you just feel under the weather but not bad enough to go to the doctor or even take the day off work? There are a few things you can do to make yourself feel a little better.
Take a Nap
If you have the time, take a short nap. Even a 20 or 30 minute nap can give you a little boost of energy and make you feel a little bit better. If you’re at work, try to take a short nap during your lunch hour. Close your office door, turn off the lights, and set an alarm on your phone or computer. A few minutes of sleep can make you feel better.
On the other hand, for some people, taking a short nap will actually make them much, much more tired. They may feel a bit better if they get up and walk around a little bit. Being active can help the body get going, and that can help you overcome feeling run down and sick. If you’re up to it, you can even do a little bit of exercise. Yoga or tai chi can really help stretch the muscles and relax the body, which can make you feel better.
Take some vitamins
Take a dose of vitamin C, vitamin B, or a multivitamin. The boost you get from these supplements can give your body a little extra kick that it needs to beat whatever illness you’ve got going on. You may even need to take these vitamins a few times a day or for several days in a row. Unless you take a huge amount of one of these vitamins, you don’t need to worry about taking too much. It’s really hard to overdose on vitamins sine the body normally simply passes out any extra vitamins that it doesn’t need.
Rub your Head and Neck
If you’re dealing with a headache, rub your head and neck. If possible, see if you can find someone to rub your neck and shoulders for you. Sometimes, headache and other pains are caused by tension in your neck. A good back and neck rub can help release the tension and make you feel better.
Take an antihistamine
A lot of pain, aches, and other issues come from allergies. Take an antihistamine to help deal with these issues. Allergies can happen at any time of the year, and they affect people in different ways. Some people never sneeze or have a runny nose, but others do. There are many different antihistamines available, and for those who have serious allergy problems, there are some prescription versions that re very powerful.
Take a Break
Finally, if you’ve felt bad for several days in a row, there’s nothing wrong with taking a break. Take the morning off and sleep in!
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure any diseases.