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4 Sleep Tips for When You're Stuck in Your Serta Bed with the Flu

by Cathy Carr

Child in bed with a thermometer in his mouth and a woman sitting at the edge of the bed taking his temperature.

Ah…ah…choo! Flu season is in full swing, and there’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning with a scratch in the back of your throat and that groggy feeling that signals that the plague is only hours away.

Of course, that’s not to say that you are totally defenseless against the evil onslaught that is the flu. Your first line of defense against any illness is always going to be sleep, and if you are sleeping on a Serta mattress you are already one step ahead of your competition in terms of getting good sleep!

But, there are other things you can do to try to get a leg up on the flu, and try to be back on the road to recovery as fast as you can. Here are some tips we pulled together to help you out!

 

Tank Up with Tea

Hot drinks can help your breathing, and tea can also help you relax, especially if you are stressing out over your flu and already worrying over the possible sleep it might cause you to miss.

Even better, try grabbing a nighttime or sore throat tea and really fight back against the flu with a one-two punch that will send it flying away as fast as possible!

 

Serta Soup for the Soul

Tea isn’t your only warm and comforting friend while you are fighting off a flu. You also should probably grab some chicken soup. Sure, the adage may go that’s it’s good for the soul, but it also can help against your flu, as well. If you can’t make it just like the grownups in your life did when you were sick, a can of it will work just fine.

And, don’t worry about it if you are stuck in bed and don’t want to get out to eat – your Serta mattress will provide you support and comfort all day long. It might not be able to make the flu go away, but it will at least provide a good home base for you to relax while your body fights off those nasty germs.

A man in bed wearing a beanie, with a thermometer in his mouth and a box of tissues on top of the blanket. 

Get Steamy

Hot showers really are magical places – once you step into the water and pass behind the veil of the shower curtain, it pretty much is just like taking a step into Narnia. Not only are they warm and comforting, but they can help you with some of your flu symptoms, as well! You’ll feel better – and breathe better – after you step out of a nice warm shower.

If you want to take things to the next level, you can even try adding some essential oils to the shower: Eucalyptus and lavender oil are two good ones to use when you are fighting to keep the sickness at bay, and you’ll be breathing that much better when you go to sleep on your Serta mattress.

 

Drink Up

While water on the outside of your body – in the form of the aforementioned shower – is important, you also want to make sure that you are drinking enough fluids. Stay hydrated, even if you have a sore throat and don’t feel like drinking. You’ll be glad you did.

 

There are loads of other ways to help fight off the flu, as well: cold medicine, cough syrup, nasal sprays, and more. And of course,  your Serta mattress will be there for you through it all! If you want to be proactive and not wait until you are sick to get that perfect mattress, there’s no better time to stop by and check out all of our mattresses! We’ll be glad to help you find one perfect for all of your needs, in sickness and in health.