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Remedies for Common Cold

Updated: Mar 4, 2022

We all know autumn or fall is a the perfect season for cold and flu to come. Unfortunately, during these times, instead of a common flu and cold, this time, we are being faced with 'a special kind of flu'. Since there's no medicines for it yet, the only thing that we can control is how to improve our immune system before any cold and flu hits us. Here are a couple of factors that can lower our immune system:

1. Lack of Sleep

Not getting enough sleep can make you more likely to catch viruses or germs.  And you also may take longer to get better. That’s because your body can’t make as many infection-fighting cells and proteins called antibodies that help defend against illness. Did you know that your body releases certain proteins that help the immune system, called cytokines, only during sleep. 

2. Anxiety & Stress

Stress and worry aren’t great germ fighters. Just having anxious or irritating thoughts can weaken your immune response. Constant stress takes an even bigger toll and makes it harder to fight the flu and other viruses.