When you don’t take proper care of yourself, your body tends to show for it when you get sick. You’ll probably end up with a runny nose, high fever, consistent cough, and you’ll more than likely feel tired.
When you feel tired while you’re sick, that’s a sure sign that your body is telling you to lay down and catch some Zzzs. But some don’t know how to take a sick day. Without resorting to hibernation for the in the colder months, your body may need a few days away from the office to recover from a cold.
Here are a few reasons why you should take a rest day when you’re coming down with a cold.
- Your body actually needs rest – The average adults needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night in order to properly function throughout the day.
- Helps fight infection – Studies have shown that those who get proper sleep are able to fight off infections than those who are sleep deprived.
- Boosts your energy levels – The same way you wake up feeling refreshed from a good night’s rest is the way your body feels refreshed when you get enough sleep while you’re sick.
The next time your body comes down with a cold, actually listen to it and utilize your sick time.