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Less Sleeping Hours Triggers Cold Acquisition

In a life of a student, or a workaholic professional, sleep seems to be an unfamiliar word. It comes very seldom and when it does, it never stays long. Now, are you one of those who doesn’t get enough of it every night? Have you ever wondered why your nose gets so runny in the morning after a sleepless night? Here it is:

Sleeping for very few hours increases the tendency of getting colds.

A new study revealed that minimal sleeping hours can most likely lead a person towards a runny nose and an uneasy feeling.

Risk of infections are also said to be high to those who have little sleeping time.

A survey was conducted to more than 22,000 Americans from year 2005 up to 2012 and results were scrutinized by researchers.

Respondents were asked to specify their sleeping hours and some other ailments they had in the past like flu, cold, pneumonia or any ear condition.

Results revealed that there is a 28% possibility of having a cold for those participants who have five hours or less than five sleeping hours.

If compared to those who sleeps for more than seven hours, they are 82% more likely for flu, pneumonia, or an ear infection acquisition.

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The study also found that people who are suffering from sleeping problems are also more prone to cold or any infection.

Nevertheless, the idea found doesn’t totally link longer sleeping hours to many health benefits.

According to the researchers from University of California, the results boosts the link between sleep and physical health.

Admittedly, he confirmed that it is another vital sign for health.

Some research in smaller studies’ results coincide with the findings of the above-mentioned study. Like in a study done with 164 respondents who received nasal drops.

The drops contained a virus that causes common cold. It’s termed as rhinovirus.

Findings showed that cold is four times more likely to be acquired by those who have less than six hours sleeping time compared to those who go beyond seven hours of sleeping per day.

Undeniably, the study is the prime catch that zooms the link between sleep and risk of infection as conducted in a very large populace according to the researchers.



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