When you're battling a cold all you
want to do is sleep. But that's hard work when you've got a
headache, runny nose and a sore throat. The key to sleeping with a
cold is to prepare yourself for bed.


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Taking a hot shower, or simply sitting in the bath
with the shower on, will open up your sinuses. It will also help to
drain the mucus so you can breathe easier through your nose whilst
in bed.


Time to feed your cold. If you're sick, eating
chicken soup has been found to reduce swelling and help relieve
cold and flu symptoms. You can make a simple chicken soup by
checking out this BBC Roast Chicken Soup here.


Researchers at Cardiff
University
found that sipping hot drinks can give quick
relief from a running nose, cough and even sneezing. When we're
sick our bodies need more fluid to fight off the infection, but
stay clear of caffeine and alcohol, especially before bed.


One of the best things you can do to get some well
deserved shut-eye is raise your head. By keeping your head elevated
it promotes sinus draining. Sleeping with an extra pillow is a
great way to do this and stay comfortable, you will find breathing
a lot easier.


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