September 2, 2015
Sleeping less than 6 hours each night may be associated with an increased risk for infection, according to recently published data.
“Short sleep was more important than any other factor in predicting subjects’ likelihood of catching cold,” researcher Aric A. Prather, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, said in a press release. “It didn’t matter how old people were, their stress levels, their race, education or income. It didn’t matter if they were a smoker. With all those things taken into account, statistically sleep still carried the day.”