If you’re sick and you’re having a lot of trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. Most people with a cold or mild flu have a hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep. But learning how to sleep better when you’re sick can make your illness go by faster and help you feel better even when you’re under the weather.
If you’re sick, one of the easiest ways to figure out how to get better sleep is by looking in the pharmacy aisle at your local store. You might even ask the local pharmacist about what he or she recommends. If you’re very ill, you should see your doctor. But for most common colds, over-the-counter medications are all you’ll need. One important thing is to make sure that you’re not allergic to anything in the medication. And note that some medicines contain alcohol to help you sleep, and some people would rather avoid those. If you have any medical conditions, you’ll want to read the packaging very carefully to make sure that the medicine is safe for you to use.
Can you really learn how to sleep better naturally by flushing your sinuses? Many people claim you can. The use of a neti pot dates back thousands of years, and people still use them today. Many people use them on a regular basis even when they don’t have a cold or have any kind of breathing problems. Allergy sufferers are discovering them in droves and using them for relief that they can’t get with medication. You can purchase these for as little as about $12 and there’s really no extra expense as you can make up your own saltwater solution very inexpensively. Follow the instructions exactly and pour the solution into one nostril while letting it run out the other side. While it sounds unpleasant, people report that once they get used to the feeling they breathe better than they have in years.