Sleep More, Sneeze Less: Increased Slumber Helps Prevent Colds

NPR – September 1, 2015

About 39 percent of those who slept six hours or less got sick. Of those who slept more than six hours, “only 18 percent got colds.” “It’s striking. “Why a good night’s sleep is protective isn’t yet clear, but the scientists have a hunch. “There’s evidence that people who don’t get enough sleep show higher levels of inflammation,” says Sheldon Cohen, a psychologist at Carnegie Mellon University who’s been studying the common cold for decades and co-authored the study.

Block that virus, avoid that sneeze.
The simple secret: GET YOUR ZZZZZZZZZZZ.

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