Why do you need a good sleep routine? One important reason is that if you do not get enough sleep you increase your risk of catching a cold This conclusion was reached in a study published in the journal Sleep. I would not have volunteered for this study, but 164 people did. They were quarantined, given nasal drops containing the cold virus and monitored for five days.
The investigators found that those who averaged less than six hours of sleep per night were much more likely to develop a cold than those sleeping seven or more hours.
It has long been suspected that sleep deprivation compromises the immune system. This study is one more bit of supportive evidence. Sleep well tonight!
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