So you spend a couple weeks putting your nose to the grindstone. Each day you wake up tired, bust your tail, and go to bed just as tired with no respite the next day. Then suddenly one day in the cycle, you awaken to find a cold sore on your lip. Surprised and disgusted, you allow yourself to get all stressed out, only worsening it.
But if you were just tired, what caused it in the first place? As it happens, fatigue works a lot like stress in the fact that if it lasts for a long time, it compromises your immune system. That allows the virus to take hold and causes another sore. The fact is that if you aren’t getting enough sleep, a lot of things tend to go wrong! Most doctors say you need between 7.5 and 9 hours every night! So if you’re experiencing cold sores and you aren’t getting much sleep, it’s time to refocus on making yourself healthy again!