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Sleep may be best cure for the common cold

Posted on Jan 20, 2009 in Health & Wellness

By Nicholas Bakalar Published: January 14, 2009 There is no cure for the common cold, but in an experiment that deliberately infected volunteers with a virus, researchers have shown that getting less sleep can substantially increase the risk of catching one. For 14 days, the researchers monitored and recorded the sleep time of 153 healthy men and women ages 21 to 55. They also scored their sleep efficiency, the percentage of time in bed spent asleep. Then they dripped a solution containing a rhinovirus into their noses and monitored their health for five days. Almost all subjects became...

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