According to recent tests conducted on men and women showed that the participants who sleep six hours or less a night were more likely to contract virus compared to those resting for seven or more hours.
The findings reported that the sleep-deprived are more susceptible to infectious diseases and recover more slowly when they do fall ill.
To see how well they fought off infections, the participants were taken to a hotel and given nasal drops containing the cold virus. Doctors monitored them closely for a week after, collecting mucus samples to work out if and when the virus took hold." (Sleep)
Nothing's new in there. Although more studies into sleep and health are needed to get the message across, that sleep is critical for wellbeing; there's a to the growing evidence for the importance of adequate sleep duration in maintaining health.
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