How sick people get good sleep
When one is sick, everything is hard. From eating to sleeping, the illness
really affects the overall function of the person. But since these two,
especially sleeping is a must, one should think of ways to get better sleep even
if he or she is sick.
The major consideration in this case is the severity of the condition. If you
are sick due to fever, there are certain medications that should be taken in
before bedtime. But if you are undergoing a terminal illness, it is best to seek
the help of doctors on how you can sleep better.
Tips for a good sleep despite sickness
The best set up for people who are sick but who wants to get better sleep is to
have somebody to help him or her with her needs. This is very ideal since the
sick person doesn’t have to worry over things anymore. Having somebody to do the
things that are you supposed to do is ideal since worrying aggravates the
condition of a person who is sick. Other tips for sick people to get better
1. If you can, try staying awake during daytime. Although people that are sick
would crave sleeping almost all the time, this may not be the best because it
means lesser sleep at night. Remember that sleeping at night is very crucial
since it has longer hours compared to daytime. If you can try to stay awake at
daytime, it would be the best so you would not disrupt your sleeping cycle.
2. Try to insert exercise during daytime. It may sound absurd to ask a sick
person to exercise but in reality, the right amount of physical activity may
help them to get better. Studies show that people who are sick have greater
chances of getting better sleep at night if they do some simple exercises during
the day because their bodies will be somehow "tired" and will "crave" for sleep
3. Ensure that the temperature is at comfortable levels. If you are a person who
is not used to hot rooms, then it would be ideal to keep your bedroom on the
cool side of it. Studies show that people who are sick have better chances of
sleeping well if their room has mid-to-high 60's fahrenheit.
4. Eliminate unnecessary noises. It is best to keep the room of a sick person as
quiet as possible so his or her sleep is not disrupted. Experts say that people
who are sick have greater chances of getting better if they are able to rest
well. So, to ensure that the person who is sick will have a peaceful sleep,
noises should be eliminated. If it is not possible to totally eliminate these,
try other methods of minimizing them such as putting soft earplugs to the ears
of the person or using a white noise machine.
5. Just the right amount of light. To get better sleep, people who are sick must
try to sleep in a room that it either dark or with minimal amount of lights.
Why? Because this setting will not only help them get better sleep but can also
help them to relax and get well easily. You can keep the room dark by drawing
the shades or pulling the curtains down. If you are not the type of person who
is not used to totally dark room, try turning on the lamp shade so there will be
enough light to get you by.