What to Know About Sleeping When You’re Sick: Why Sleep?
Sleeping is very important when you are sick. If you don’t sleep, your body will not get enough rest and it may become worse. You need to take care of yourself during sickness because if you don’t, then your illness might worsen or even kill you. So sleeping is very important!
You might think that you can just go out and play video games all day long, but that’s not the case. Video games aren’t going to cure your illness; they won’t make it better either. You need to take care of yourself too!
When you are sick, your immune system is at its weakest point. Your body doesn’t have any natural defenses against germs like other people do. Even if you wash your hands often, there are still germs lurking around. That’s why it is very important to take good care of yourself while you are sick.
In addition, staying home from work or school can cause many problems for you. You could miss classes and possibly get suspended or even fired due to absenteeism. Also, being away from family members can lead to arguments between them and possible violence. So it’s best to just stay home.
Now that you’ve decided to take a sick day, the next thing you need to do is sleep. Most people say that sleeping is the best medicine and this is very true. Honestly, you just want to sleep all day long whenever you are sick, but of course you can’t do that. If you don’t get up or move at all, though, your sickness will get a lot worse.
So go ahead and sleep. Just don’t do it TOO much. You can take a short nap if you feel tired or you can sleep for a few hours after school or work. If you sleep too much, however, your sickness will get worse or possibly even death. So it’s best to just take short naps during the day and sleep early at night.
When you are sick, always remember to drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy foods. There are some foods that can actually make you feel better, so be sure to eat them. If you can, stay away from fast food and junk food items because they will just make you feel worse.
If you are sick for more than a week, try to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you don’t get treatment for your illness, it may end up becoming fatal.
Also, please remember to wash your hands a lot!
A Day in the Life of When You’re Sick: Stay at Home
While you are sick, you’re going to have to stay inside most of the time. The last thing you want is to go out and catch a bunch of other people’s germs. So try to just relax, sleep a lot, and watch TV if you feel like it.
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Does Quality Sleep Boost Your Immune System? by G Kaufman – 1996 – Doubleday Books
Water for Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! by WCI Do – synergysleep.com.au
Sleep for success: Everything you must know about sleep but are too tired to ask by F Batmanghelidj – 2008 – books.google.com
Sleep It Off by JB Maas, RS Robbins – 2010 – books.google.com
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SLEEP by S Reitz – pennneuroknow.com
Discussing end-of-life issues with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers: a qualitative study by WHWW Sleep – opendoortherapy.com