Over the years there have been numerous studies about the harmful affects of lack of sleep. A recent study done by the University of California shows that lack of sleep increases the probability of catching the common cold, according to ny city today.
They conducted a study using 164 healthy men and women around the age of 30. Over the next week the participants sleep was monitored along with keeping a sleep journal. Then they sprayed a common cold virus into the participant’s nose. Later asking them if they felt sick. The University found that the participants that got at least seven hours of sleep were less likely to catch the common cold.
So to lessen your chances of catching the common cold this winter try to get at least seven hours of sleep.