Sleep habits and susceptibility to the common cold.

  title={Sleep habits and susceptibility to the common cold.},
  author={Sheldon Cohen and William J. Doyle and Cuneyt M. Alper and Denise Janicki-Deverts and Ronald B. Turner},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={169 1},
BACKGROUND Sleep quality is thought to be an important predictor of immunity and, in turn, susceptibility to the common cold. This article examines whether sleep duration and efficiency in the weeks preceding viral exposure are associated with cold susceptibility. METHODS A total of 153 healthy men and women (age range, 21-55 years) volunteered to participate in the study. For 14 consecutive days, they reported their sleep duration and sleep efficiency (percentage of time in bed actually… CONTINUE READING

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