Short Sleepers Are Four Times More Likely To Catch A Cold: Researchers Connect Sleep Loss To Higher Rates Of Illness

Credit: Vera Kratochvil/public domain In 2009, Carnegie Mellon University's Sheldon Cohen found for the first time that insufficient sleep is associated with a greater likelihood of catching a cold. To do this, Cohen, who has spent years exploring psychological factors contributing to illness, assessed participants self-reported sleep duration and efficiency levels and then exposed them [...]