Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sleep Quality Is An Important Predictor Of Immunity And Susceptibility To The Common Cold

Poorer sleep efficiency and shorter sleep duration in the weeks before exposure to a rhinovirus are linked to greater susceptibility to the common cold. Sleep quality is an important predictor of immunity and susceptibility to the common cold. Sleep deprivation has been shown to result in poorer immune function and to attenuate antibody response to virus infections. Shorter sleep duration and lower efficiency were associated with an increased risk for development of a common cold. People who less than 7 hours of sleep were 2.94 times more likely to get a cold than those with 8 hours or more of sleep. Longer sleep duration is associated with a reduced risk for infection with the common cold. People with less than 92% sleep efficiency were 5.50 times more likely to get a cold than those with 98% or more efficiency. Higher sleep efficiency is associated with a reduced risk for infection with the common cold, and sleep efficiency lower than 85% is associated with an increased risk.
So, if you don't want to get cold, please just sleep tight... :)
(Arch Intern Med. 2009;169:62-67)

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  2. The blog continued, so I sleep less .... so?

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  3. sometimes,I feel so many work to do, so many problem that disturb my mind.. n that made me cannot sleep tight...

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