We have known for years that a lack of sleep makes you more susceptible to infectious diseases like the common cold. Now, a new study published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health shows that poor sleep and burnout increase the risk for COVID-19. Researchers monitored more than 2,800 health care workers in six countries who were high-risk for COVID-19, as they worked in critical care, emergency care, or internal medicine. They found that each additional hour of sleep resulted in a 12 percent decreased risk for COVID-19. Those suffering from work-related burnout were over 2.5 times more likely to be infected with COVID-19, battle an infection for a longer amount of time, and be more likely to have severe COVID-19.
That’s Gotta Hurt
The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book