Tuesday, February 28, 2012
i am home today.... sniffling and sneezing and feeling like something the cat dragged in.
Yeah yeah it's just a cold ............ BUT.. i still feel like crap.
AND NO! i am not always sick - i can hear you whispering behind my back.. yeah i can !!!
I think it was yesterday i researched the common cold....
Did you know that adults get 2 - 4 colds a year??
Did you know that the reason one doesn't build up any immunity to colds is because there are literally hundreds of cold viruses???
Did you know that children can catch as many as 12 colds a year????
Did you know that stress and lack of sleep lower your immunity and open you up to catching one of those hundreds of cold viruses???
So let's see now......
last week - stress levels high due to tax season......
sleep deprivation due to the damn 'beep beep beeps' in the middle of the night
Add to that
hundreds of kids hugging me - using my phone - running around coughing and sneezing on me
So yeah I got a cold.
I also discovered that sea salt nose spray doesn't work worth a damn......... AND despite their advertising - you can ( I DID) get a rebound reaction. Cold pills make me sleep - even the ones that claim they don't make you drowsy. (which isn't all bad - i take them at bedtime - which helps me get 3 or 4 hours of straight sleep) Tissues with the "lotion" in them still make my nose red and sore.
so ........ bleh !!! to colds and viruses and germ factories.