How to Deal with Being Sick in College

December 21, 2016

Being sick in college sucks, doesn’t it? There are people around you all the time, you have to do your homework and be socially active, you are most likely sleep-deprived. And in the meantime, you have to deal with your illness. You should consider some of the things that you can do to help yourself feel better and get well quicker. Read this article to learn the most important tips.

How to Overcome Illness: Tips for Students

  1. Rearrange your schedule. Although it can be impossible for you to break free from everything, you may try to move some of the meetings and dates. It is better to take more rest.

  2. Get some soup. It is hot, and it is liquid. Due to the combination of these attributes, soup is an essential food when you are sick.

  3. Keep your recreational activities non-physical. If you can stay at home while you are sick, what you need the most is sleeping. However, there are many other things you can do. Just try not to get bored.

  4. Use cough drops and tissues. If you feel any discomfort in your throat, you should use cough drops to soothe it and feel better. Also, make sure that you have a box of tissues nearby all the time. If you go out somewhere, you need to have cough drops and tissues with you as well. Who knows when you may need them.

  5. Wash your hands often. You have to do it to kill at least some of your germs and avoid spreading them to people around you. Do it when you are outside, and when you are in your dorm room. You do not want your roommates to get sick too and start an endless cycle of illness, do you?

  6. Wear your sweatpants or pajamas. They will create extra warmth and comfort for you – the things you need so much when you are ill and feel terrible. So get as comfy as you can!

  7. Sleep. College students are often deprived of good sleep due to a large number of responsibilities. Did you know that it can cause or aggravate your illness? Therefore, get enough sleep, especially when you are sick. It is the key to your recovery.

  8. Watch your favorite movies. Most likely, when you are sick, you do not want to follow the new plot. For this reason, it might be better to watch something you have already seen and liked. Choose some of your favorite movies: old classics or something you have seen multiple times. It will help you cheer up, relax, and fall asleep.

Make sure that you implement most of these tips (or better – all of them) that will help you recover and resume studying with renewed force.

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