806 Health Tip: What You Need To Do Before Getting A Flu Shot
Do you normally get a flu shot? I will be the first to say that I have not in years. I am pretty sure that I will be getting mine this year. I mean on top of concerns of getting the actual flu this year we also have to worry about covid too. All at the same time.
So for me I feel getting the flu shot is the way to go. I don't normally get sick but I don't want this year to be that year. So if I can help my immune system I think that is the way I am going to go. Every story I have read. Every expert advice I have seen suggests this year it is important.
Is there a way that you can make that flu shot even more effective? Would you believe that answer is yes? It all starts with getting a good nights sleep the night before. Apparently the amount of sleep you get makes a big difference. I would have never thought they would be connected.
I guess it makes sense because going back to that I don't normally get sick comment, it is true. I do, though, notice that if I start to feel like I am coming down with something I know my body. It is just telling me that I have not been getting enough sleep.
So what do I do? I go home and sleep. I take melatonin or some kind of nighttime medicine and just catch up on the sleep that I need. I feel tons better after and don't actually get sick.
So if you are not sleeping well then your immune system is not up to full strength like it needs to be to make that shot work as good. If you are sleeping bad leading up to the time you want to get your shot than you won't create as many antibodies and the shot may not work.
So find a time to go get your flu shot but look for a week that you can get the sleep that you need. Your body will definitely thank your for it.
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