Have your pantry prepared when cold or flu strikes. Keep on hand these proven comforts. Although there is no universal cure for a cold, there are ways to help you feel comforted while you’re sick. Put on your softest PJs, grab a pillow and snuggle under the covers. And remember to stay hydrated. Water, juice, clear broth, warm apple juice or warm lemon water with honey can all help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Avoid alcohol, coffee and caffeinated sodas, which can further dehydrate you when you’re sick.
DON’T DEPRIVE YOURSELF
It’s important that you don’t deprive yourself of sleep. Not enough sleep is going to make you feel a bit crabby. Know that our immune system does some of its best work while we snooze, including fighting off infections. So try to sleep for 7-8 hours. Oh, and prepare a no phone zone.