Having a cold or flu can cause increased snoring

Sleep more and longer. Better sleep can lower your chances of caching a cold. Science has already shown that chronic sleep loss can tax the immune system; conversely, getting enough naps can strengthen your defences against many diseases, including the common cold. Research shows that early action can reduce the frequency of sneezing and blowing your nose. It may also reduce the occurrence of ear complications.

Keep moving: The American Council on Exercise report that regular exercise does not give bugs a chance to stick around because it increases the number of killer cells (macrophages) available to attack them when when they invade your body. It also makes immune cell mobilize faster so they have a better reaction time when a bug does try to strike. However, more is not better: more than 90 minutes of high-intensity endurance exercise can make you susceptible to illness for up to 72 hours afterwards, reports the American Council on Fitness. If you are already sick, light to moderate exercise is OK if your up to it, but put off intense training until symptoms pass. If you have flu symptoms like fever, swollen glands, it is better to rest now and move later.
Flu is a virus or infectious disease caused the upper respiratory system. Virus is similar to seasonal flu, including complications such as pneumonia.

Cold or flu? people often confuse




Muscle aches


Runny, stuffy nose


Sore throat


Disease severity


Rarely up to 39 C (102 F)





No, but loss of appetite is possible



Usually milder symptoms and few complications, which may include sinus  or ear infection

FLU (Influenza)

Usually over 39 C (102 F)







Can it worsen

Higher risk of complications like pneumonia, hospitalization, especially in children, the elderly and people with ear infection or chronic conditions

1.Wash hands ofter and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use hand sanitizer. 2.Keep doing what you normally do, but stay home if you are sick. 3.Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. 4.Contact your health professional if you experience severe flu like symptoms.

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