Study links short sleep duration to increased risk of catching a cold

Shorter sleep duration assessed by actigraphy was associated with an increased likelihood of developing a clinical cnew, according to a study in the September issue of the journal SLEEP. Results show that individuals sleeping fewer than 6 hours per night were at elevated risk compared with those who slept more than 6 hours nightly. The study presents the first solid scientific evidence that sleep makes us more resistant to the common cnew, notes an editorial published in the same issue of the journal.

Read the study in SLEEP: Behaviorally Assessed Sleep and Susceptibility to the Common Cnew

Read the editorial in SLEEP: Sleep, Don’t Sneeze: Longer Sleep Reduces the Risk of Catching a Cnew

2015-09-10T00:00:00+00:00 September 10th, 2015|Research|