There's nothing like a good night's sleep. In addition, taking a break throughout the day allows your body to rest and recharge.
If you were sick with any illness, a doctor would recommend you get plenty of rest. That goes the same during a genital herpes outbreak, where the once-dormant virus kicks back into gear and attacks the spot of bodily entry -- for simplex Type II, the genital or buttocks area [source: NLM].
To help your immune system push the virus into dormancy, take steps to rest throughout the day. While most people can't nap on the job (at least not when the boss is looking), patients can cut out activities that put a strain on the body, like exercise or physical exertion [source: NLM].