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Preventing Colds through Sleep

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If you're looking for a way to prevent a winter cold, try getting eight hours of sleep.  Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University studied 153 men and women.  All filled out surveys detailing their sleep history, then they were injected with the common cold.  Participants who got less than seven hours of sleep were three times *more likely to develop respiratory illness compared to those who slept eight hours or more.

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