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Does Lack of Sleep Cause Colds?

As we’re heading into cold and flu season, we wanted to tell you about one more reason to change your sleep-deprived ways.  A team of researchers from UC San Francisco recently published a groundbreaking study in the journal Sleep that exposed the link between nightly hours of sleep and the likelihood of catching a common cold.  The results were striking: those routinely getting less than six hours’ sleep per night were over four times more likely to get sick than those who got the recommended amount of sleep (at least seven hours).  What’s more, when compared to other risk factors...