How many hours of sleep for a Cold?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    How many hours of sleep for a Cold?

    I always get 8 hours so how much for a cold?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    No set number for me. I just try and get more than I normally do.
     
  3. eawmp1, May 15, 2011
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    The more rest you get the more resources you can devote to your immune system. Listen to your body and take it easy.
     
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    There is no golden number to achieve.

    Listen to your body, if you're sick and fatigued. Rest until you feel the need to get up.

    Its like asking how many hamburgers do I need to eat before I'm full. You eat until your body tells you to stop. The same with sleep, you sleep until you wake up
     
  7. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502

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    Being sick sucks, doesn't it? I'm sick right now. I think I'm going to take a nap soon.
     
  8. OutThere macrumors 603

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    0. Just don't let yourself sleep until the cold goes away. You'll eventually feel so bad from the sleep deprivation, that you'll forget you have a cold!
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Ya me too, I clicked on this thread.:p
     
  10. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    Try 56 hours spread equally over a week.

    KGB
     
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    I can never remember whether to starve a cold or feed a fever so I just eat jello because there's always room for jello.
     
  12. xlii macrumors 68000

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    When I feel a cold coming on (before it grabs hold) I do some exercise to warm me up... raise my temperature... make me sweat. Pushups, pull ups, lift weights, the stairclimber. Many times I beat the cold before it grabs hold. My theory is that raising my body temperature kills the virus... and that's what a fever is for, so I'm simulating a fever... or am I nuts?
     
  13. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I like green jello. :)
     
  14. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    If you're like me you don't care about colds and just sniff a buch of Otrivin to clear up your sinuses, so I'd say 8 hours is enough. :p
     

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