Hours of Sleep and Susceptibility to the Common Cold

Hours of Sleep and Susceptibility to the Common Cold

For the first time, a team of scientists have shown by actually measuring the amount of sleep and then exposing individuals to nasal drops containing a cold virus, that sleep-deprived individuals are more than four times as likely to catch a cold than well-rested individuals. Earlier research relied on subjective (and unreliable) sleep measurement.

Science Mag article:

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  • ' An hour before midnight is worth two after..'

    Plus

    'Early to bed and early to rise

    Makes a man HEALTHY,

    Wealthy and WISE..'

    My grandmother could have told them.....

    Dick

  • As someone who regularly misses out on whole nights of sleep owing to personal circumstances, this does not surprise me. Peggy.

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