Tuesday September 22, 2015
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.
MORE REASONS FOR MORE SLEEP
- 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.
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