Last updated on 26th February 2009
Here are five papers on lifestyle and the benefits of making healthy choices. The first by Cohen et al on sleep habits and susceptibility to the common cold, showed increased risk of developing a cold after infection for those with shorter sleep duration. Interestingly the increased risk was even greater for those with poor sleep efficiency. Sleep efficiency is calculated by dividing the time spent asleep by the time spent in bed trying to sleep. The Good Knowledge section of this website contains useful information on assessing and treating sleep difficulties.