Blog 3: More Sleep Can Prevent Illness and Risk of Premature Death
Getting less than 6 hours of sleep makes you 4x more likely to get a cold http://t.co/IugJbKtYds
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 31, 2015
1. This article claims that getting seven or more hours of sleep every night can reduce your risk for certain illnesses and chance for premature death. I chose this article because as a college student, sleep is not always a priority that is factored into my day and this insight has helped me to realize the importance of rest.
2. The data in the article was collected by researchers who recruited volunteers and administered a virus through nose drops and observed sleeping habits for a one-week period.
3. How did researchers go about obtaining volunteer subjects for this study? Were ages, ethnicities, medical histories considered and factored into the findings?