A new study shows that your grandmother was right all along.
There are certain steps you can take, like getting the proper amount of sleep, to minimize your sick days this year.
A new study confirms what our grandmothers have been telling us for a long time: The less sleep you get, the more likely it is that you'll get sick.
The study, published by the Sleep Research Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (in a journal conveniently named SLEEP) shows that people who get six hours of sleep per night or more were less susceptible to the cold virus.
Thirty-nine percent of the study’s 164 participants who slept less than six hours caught a cold, compared to only 18 percent of those who slept six hours or more, Aric Prather, an assistant professor of psychiatry at University of...