Home | Clinical Short sleep linked to common cold Written by: Mark Greener | Published: 23 September 2015 Lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of developing a cold Sleep deprivation seems to increase the risk of contracting the common cold around four fold, according to a study of 164 men and women aged between 18 and 55 years. Please login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments. What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright. See Terms and Conditions.