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How much sleep do I need if I have the flu?

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Your body needs extra rest to fight the viral infection. Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep a night.

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "Cold and Flu Guidelines: Myths and Facts."

Mayo Clinic: "Influenza (Flu)."

FDA: "The Flu."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 28, 2019

SOURCES:

American Lung Association: "Cold and Flu Guidelines: Myths and Facts."

Mayo Clinic: "Influenza (Flu)."

FDA: "The Flu."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 28, 2019

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