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Can Lack of Sleep Make You Sick?

Tuesday September 22, 2015 comments Tags: sickness, colds, sleep deprivation

Can lack of sleep make you sick

The leaves on the trees are starting to change, and with fall come cooler temperatures and cold season. In an effort to keep yourself healthy this fall, there are many things you can do, but can lack of sleep make you sick?  Cold germs are lurking everywhere; often our immune system does the heavy lifting when it comes to fighting off a cold. But what if you could avoid a cold altogether by getting more sleep?

A recent study reported by NPR suggests that getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night makes you four times less likely to get sick. There are many factors that affect the likelihood you will catch a cold, but by sleeping at least 7 hours a night you could lower your chances of suffering from a case of the sniffles.


  • Reduced stress levels
  • Improved short term memory
  • Less pain related to inflammation, like that associated with arthritis
  • Better judgement and critical thinking


Insufficient sleep has also been linked to heart health and diabetes. Those sleepless nights could contribute to heart disease, heart attacks, and even diabetes.


There are many ways to help you protect yourself from the common cold, but who knew that getting enough sleep was one of them!  Rest better on a new mattress, even if you happen to be one of the 40% who will catch a cold this fall. Let us help you increase your cold fighting power with a new mattress!  With over 5,000 in stock, we’ll help you find the one best suited for your needs, with no credit check financing that makes the shopping process even more comfortable.