We’ve all been sick. Sometimes it’s just a cold, other times it’s something more serious. Either way, there are some things you can do to make yourself feel better. Here are some tips that will help you survive even the worst case of illness with grace and style:
Sleep is important for healing, which is why we often feel better after a good night’s sleep. Sleep helps your immune system fight off illness and helps you recover from illness more quickly, according to Nihar Gala. It even helps reduce your symptoms! If you’re sick, get enough sleep by going to bed early, sleeping in a dark room (if possible), and turning off electronics that can make it harder for you to fall asleep or stay asleep like TVs and tablets/phones before bedtime
Drink Hot Water With Lemon
One of the best ways to feel better when you’re sick is to drink hot water with lemon. The benefits of lemon are many, but it’s especially helpful in helping your body fight off viruses and bacteria.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of organic raw honey if you prefer sweeter drinks or if your throat is sore (this can also help reduce coughing).
- Pour boiling water over the sliced lemons and let them steep for at least 5 minutes before straining out any seeds or pulp using cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer (to keep things neat!). You can use regular store bought limes instead if you don’t have access to fresh lemons or limes–just be sure not to add any sugar!
Get Some Sunlight
When you’re sick, the last thing you want to do is go outside and get some sun, says Nihar Gala. But if there’s one thing that can help with your cold symptoms, it’s vitamin D. Vitamin D helps your body fight infections and recover faster by helping strengthen your immune system.
So when should you go out into the sun? In general, try to get some sunlight in the morning when UV rays are lower than they are in the afternoon and evening hours–this will help protect your skin from sunburns (which can be painful when sick).
Turn Up The Humidity
You can also turn up the humidity in your home by using a humidifier, which will help you feel better by relieving congestion and making it easier to breathe. Another option is to breathe in steam from a hot shower or bath tub (make sure to keep the bathroom door closed so that you don’t fog up your mirror). If you have one, turn on the bathroom fan while doing this! If not, leave open windows and doors leading outside so that cool air can circulate around your house and bring down temperatures throughout.
Another trick: use an old towel as a barrier between yourself and any furniture that may be too cold for comfort when sitting down; this will prevent chills from setting in while also providing insulation against drafts coming into rooms through cracks along walls or windowsills.