Bring down your risk of COVID-19 infection by 12 per cent with just an extra hour of sleep every night
Quality and quantity of night-time sleep can have a bearing on your risk of COVID-19 infection. But daytime napping can up your risk.
Sleep is essential for maintaining overall health and lack of it can lead to many chronic ailments. But, today, many people face sleep disorders. This has become even more rampant due to the stress and anxiety induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been more than a year now since the beginning of this pandemic. Yet, we seem to be no closer to containing it.
Vaccines have been developed and mass vaccination drives are being undertaken in many countries. Yet, recently, there has been a massive surge in new active cases. India too has seen a rise of more than 50,000 active cases in just 24 hours. Other than getting vaccinated, people are also resorting to innovative way of keeping safe and trying out numerous home remedies to build their immune system.
Now a new study says that you can significantly bring down your chances of getting the disease by just sleeping properly and for the required number of hours.
Lack Of Sleep Can Lead To Severe Disease, Longer Recovery Time
For the purpose of the study, a team of eight scientists ran a survey from July 17, 2020 to September 25, 2020. This survey was open to healthcare workers in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the USA.
The results of this poll revealed that factors like disrupted, or even less sleep, and daily burnout increases the risk of not only getting the COVID-19 infection, but it also increases your risk of more severe disease and a longer recovery period. According to the researchers of this survey, every one-hour increase in the amount of time spent asleep at night reduced the odds of becoming infected with COVID-19 by 12 per cent